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IN ME MORI AM 



Fred T. Corum 
Earl S. Hamilton 
Lester L, Tyner 
Charles B. Lauziere 
Catherine A . McHugh 



cover picture: 

Wilmington's own JANET FLAHERTY accepting pic 
from the Board of Selectmen on the occasion of her 
selection as MISS MASSACHUSETTS - USA 1982 



Table of Contents 



Title 

Page 

Accepted Streets 

A.I.M. 



Public Buildings Department 
Recreation Commission 



Town Treasurer 
Veterans' Services 
Water & Sewer Department 



Board of Appeals "^-^ 

Board of Assessors 

Board of Health *.'.'.'.".'.*.'.*. ".'.*.'.*.*.'.*.'.'. ^ 

Board of Registrars 

Board of Selectmen -' ^ 

Boards, Committees & Commissions ^ 

Carter (Sarah D.J.) Lecture Fund '•.*•'.'.'.".*.'.'.'.".*.*.*.'.'.".*.*.'.'.'.'.*.'.'.*.".*.'..*. ^ 

Conservation Commission 

Constable *.'.*.*.*.'.*.*.*. 

Council for the Arts \ 

Council on Aging '^^ 

Directory of Officials 

Dog Officer '.'.*.'.*.*.'.*.*.'.'.!".'..*. ^ 

Fire Department -^^ 

?0 

Highway /Tree /Cemetery Department 

36 
13 
25 
26 



Fourth of July Committee 
Highway /Tree /Cemetery Dep 

Historical Commission ** 

Housing Authority 



Inspector of Buildings 

Library Director 

Library Trustees 

Permanent Building Committee .'.*.'.*.'.'.*.*.'.* 

Planning Board 

Police Department .*.*.'.*.*.'.'.'.'.'.*.".'.*.'.'.' ^ 

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Redevelopment Authority '.*.'.".*. 

Revenue Sharing 

^ 110 

Sealer of Weights & Measures .*.*.'.*.'.*.'.*.*.".*.'." 

Shawsheen Valley Technical School '.' '.'.*.'.'.'.*.'.*.*.".'.'.".'.*.'.*.*.".'.*. .". 5q 

Superintendent of Schools 

Town Accountant *.*.".!*.!! 

Town Clerk "'^^ 

Town Collector *.'.*.*.*.'. "^^ 

Town Counsel .'.*.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.".'.*.'.".*.* 
Town Enginee r ...'.*.*.".*.*.".'. 

Town Manager 

Town Mee tings Annual Town Ele ct ion ' - " Apr i 1 ' 1 7 " 1 982 * '. '. '. *. '. '. '. '. \ \ . . . . . 64 

Special Town Meeting - April 24, 1982 .'.".*.'.'.".'.'.' 66 

Annual Town Meeting - April 24, ] 982 67 

State Primary Election - September 14, 1982 ,]\ 9^ 

Special Town Meeting - September 20, 1 982 qf, 

State Election - November 2, 1982 .".'.'.".'.*.".'.'.'.'.'.* 100 

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Town of Wilmington 
Massachusetts 

board of selectmen 



To the Citizens of Wilmington: 

198? was highlighted by the quiet, efficient and businesslike manner in which the affairs 
of the Town were conducted by elected and appointed officials, dedicated town employees, 
and keenly Interested residents. The quality of life in the community continued to meet 
its expectations as the Town continued to deliver Its valuable services during the second 
year of "Proposition 2 1/2". We are pleased to report that the revaluation of the town 
went far smoother than originally anticipated. The undertaking, despite Its obvious 
pitfalls, proved to be complete and fair. Out of the 7,500 tax bills which resulted less 
than AOO, or approximately 57, sought change or abatement. The distribution of taxes 
remained consistent with a commitment to insure that the residential portion of the tax 
levy would not be any greater than it had been prior to revaluation. This commitment was 
honored. The Board of Selectmen took advantage of the opportunity to classify the tax 
rate into four classes: residential, commercial, industrial, and personal property. 
During 1982, about 10^ of the tax levy was shifted from the residential taxpayer to the 
commercial. Industrial, and personal property taxpayers. 

While the economic structure of the Town underwent change in a quiet and unsung fashion, 
the Town saw a Fourth of July celebration that will be remembered for years to come. 
Using a theme of "Fun on the 4th", the Fourth of July Committee organized events which 
attracted thousands - especially to the spectacular fireworks. 

Without fanfare. Dr. Carol Sager was chosen as Superintendent of Schools, Reginald S. 
Stapczynski completed his first full-year as Town Manager, Bob Cain returned to his seat 
as a three-year Selectman, while James Stewart took his seat as a new Selectman for a two 
year term. John Callen retired as Town Moderator to be succeeded by Mike Caira. 
Representatives James Mlceli and Michael Barrett and State Senator Bob Buell were 
returned to Beacon Hill. Wilmington became part of the 7th Congressional District with 
Edward J. Markey our Congressman. Governor Edward King, and Governor-elect Michael 
Dukakis made several appearances in town during the gubernatorial campaign of 1982. Long 
before the change in occupancy of the "Corner Office" at the State House, changes 
occurred at Town Hall. Mrs. Rachel Burns, Tom\ Treasurer, and Mr. Robert Peters, Town 
Accountant retired after many years of service to the Town. They were succeeded by Mr. 
Antonio Almeida as Treasurer, and Mrs. Dorothy Peters as Town Accountant. 1982 also saw 
the activation of the Permanent Building Committee with Marvin Welner as its chairman, 
and the establishment of the Committee for Handicapped Affairs with John Brown as its 
Chairman; and the establishment of a Reuse of Public Buildings Committee. 

While the rest of the nation suffered from high unemployment and the recession, 
Wilmington enjoyed healthy residential and industrial growth. The Wilmington skyline is 
changing with the new Avco building; the sewerage system is almost near 100% completion; 
Ballardvale Street reconstruction was the receipient of a $807,800 state grant; MX 
missiles. Jewel Drive, housing, and other topics dominated the hews. 

The Town received the good financial news that Moody's Investor Services continued the 
Town's coveted Aa bond rating. To Illustrate that 1982 was not all devoted to taxes, 
economic development, or dominated by social Issues - Janet Flaherty won the title of 
Miss Massachusetts, and Jeanne Meuse, President of the Wilmington Little League, was 
named "Good Guy" for 1982. 

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The issues of meeting additional housing for the elderly, high school renovation; 
municipal progress in an era, fiscal restraint will test the Town ability in the 
immediate future. In retrospect, 1982 was a year of fulfilled promise. Revaluation, and 
a fair tax structure emerged. The quality of life in the Town did not erode during the 
wettest June recorded in the history of the State. Quietly, the Town prospered and went 
about its business - and the Board of Selectmen gratefully acknowledge the help of all 
those who made this fact possible. 



Respectfully Submitted 




Rocco V. DePasquale, Chairman 
A. John Imblmbo 
Robert J. Cain 
Daniel H. Ballou 
James C. Stewart 




Selecfmen Robert J. Cain, James C. Stewart, Chairman Rocco V. DePasquale, 
Daniel H. Ballou, Jr., and A. John Ivibimho 



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TOWIV OF WlLM INTO TON 

MASSACHl'SKl 1 S 01887 



The flonornble Board of Selectmen and Citizens of Wilmington: 

Tn 1831 and 1832 a young Frenchman, Alexis DeTocquevi lie , travelled for many months in 
the United States. Upon his return to France he wrote "Democracy in America." It 
provides the readers of today an unparalleled abundance of description, analysis, and 
prophecy concerning almost every aspect of American life at that time. His observations 
about New England are particularly insightful for us today. "The native of New England 
is attached to his town because it is independent and free. This cooperation in its 
affairs assures his attachment to his interests. He takes part in every occurrence In 
the place. He practices the art of government in a small sphere within his reach. He 
accustoms himself to those forms without which liberty can only advance by revolution. 
He imbibes in their spirit. He acquires a taste for order, comprehends the balance of 
power and collects clear practical notions on the nature of his duties and the extents 
of his rights." DeTocquevi lie ' s remarks about the town meeting form of government are 
PrirticuJar poignant because they bring out the fact that people care about their 
j^'overnment the most when they have a direct voice in it. After 252 years of the town 
meeting form of government in Wilmington, it is clear that the rock, upon which our 
government is formed, is still sound. That rock is democracy. 

The year 1982 witnessed continued stability on the part of Wilmington, its Town Meeting, 
and the democracy as it is practiced here. In April, the townspeople voted to enact 
recall for elected officials in the Town of Wilmington. This hotly debated item was 
passed by an overwhelming majority. This action demonstrates what DeTocquevi lie was 
speaking about when he said, "He accustoms himself to those forms without which liberty 
can only advance by revolution." In particular, the voters are saying that if they 
disagree with the policies of a particular elected official, they would prefer to vote 
him out of office rather than to live with those policies to which they do not agree. 

In April, the residents also voted to take certain fiscal matters into their own hands 
by voting to exceed the limits of Proposition 2 1/2 for the town's new sewer bond issue 
for the Silver Lake Interceptor Sewer project. This vote exempted the sewer bonds from 
the limits of Proposition 2 1/2. 

1982 witnessed two town meetings, the Annual Town Meeting in April accepted the town's 
revised by-laws. These by-laws are reviewed every ten years to insure that the rules 
and regulations that the town operates under are in keeping with the policies and 
practices of the Selectmen and the other town boards, commissions, and committees, as 
well as the applicable state and federal laws. In addition, those in attendance at the 
Annual Town Meeting witnessed the retirement of John M, Callan, former Moderator, and 
the installation of Michael A, Caira, the new Town Moderator. John M. Callan served as 
the town's moderator for 12 years and he did so with distinction. 

At a special town meeting called in September, the voters approved the addition of one 
deputy police chief and two dispatcher/clerks for the Fire Department. In addition, 
this was the first special or annual town meeting where random- selection was used for 
the warrant articles. As a result of the appropriations made at these two meetings and 
a decision on the part of the Board of Selectmen to classify, two tax rates were 
established for FY-1983. The residential rate was set at $19.95 and the 
commercial /industrial/personal property rate was set at $23.70, During the past year a 
revaluation of the town was completed. This project took approximately one year and was 
performed by a Wilmington firm, McCee & McGann, Inc, The result of their work brought 
the entire town to 100? valuation, as mandated by Chapter 570 of the Acts of 1980. This 
revaluation increased the town's total valuation from $449,395,000 to $57 2,038,538, 
This increase resulted in lowering the tax rate and will keep it at that level. The 
legislator granted the town an additional $498,576 in local aid for FY-1983, 



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In September, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development withdrew the town's 
opportunity for the funding of 50 units of elderly housing and 10 units of scattered 
site low and moderate income housing. Cancellation was the result of the developers 
Berkshire Builders, withdrawing from the project. Neither the town nor the Wilmington 
Housing Authority were able to continue the project without the developer's 
participation. 

Prior to Governor King's leaving office, he awarded Wilmington $807,800 in order to 
redesign and reconstruct Ballardvale Street from Route 125 to the Andover connecting 
road. These funds will be used to improve the roadway, make It safer for trucks and 
automobiles, Improve the drainage, make necessary surface repairs, install guard rails, 
shoulders, and straighten the road. Former Secretary of Transportation, James Carlln, 
came to the Town Hall to award these funds to the Board of Selectmen and the Town 
Manager. 

In the Fall of 1980, the Board of Selectmen Instructed the Town Manager to have the 
Department of Public Works install a traffic island at the head of the Town Common to 
make a safer junction of Church Street and Middlesex Avenue. This work was done in a 
very short order and, in fact , was finished just as the snow was beginning to fall for 
the winter. 

During the past year several personnel appointments and retirements occurred. Daniel C. 
Wandell was appointed permanent Fire Chief. The Town Accountant, Robert H. Peters 
retired and was replaced by Dorothy L. Peters, and the Town Treasurer, Rachel N. Burns, 
likewise retired and was replaced by Antonio S. Almeida. 

In this letter, I have tried to capture 1982 on paper. It would be impossible for me to 
leave this effort without acknowledging the cooperation that I have received from the 
Board of Selectmen, other boards and commissions, and the town's department heads and 
employees. It is with the cooperation of these groups and Individuals that the year 
1982 can be called a success. 

In order to continue the success of our democratic experiment, please remember to vote 
In the Annual Town Election on April 16, 1983 and attend the Annual Town Meeting on 
April 23, 1983. If we are to preserve the town meeting democracy of which DeTocqueville 
wrote in 1832, your participation at these two events is essential. 



Respectfully submitted. 




O Reginald S. Stapczynskl 
Town Manager 



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DIRECTORY OF OFFICIALS - January 1, 1982 - 1983 



Board of Selectmen 



Pocco V. DePasquale, Chairman 
Robert J. Cain 
James C. Stewart 
Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. 
A. John Imbimbo 



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Town Manager 



Reginald S. Stapczynski 



Michael A. Caira 



Annually 



?chool Committee 



Linda T. McMenimen, Chairman 

Philip A. Fenton, Sr., Vice Chairman 

Lester E. White, Secretary 

Robert G. Peterson 

Bridget T. Zukas 

John C. Brooks 



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Superintendent of Schools 



Dr. Carol Sager 



Finance Committee 



James V. Carroll, Chairman 
James J. Gorman, Vice Chairman 
L. E. David Eraser, Secretary 
Anita H, Backman 
Thomas E. Casey 
Dennis J. Volpe 
Walter J. Kaminski 
Mark F. Lutz 
William J. Hanlon 



1984 
1983 
1983 
1985 
1985 
1985 
1984 
1984 
1983 



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BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS - JANUARY 1, 1982 - 1983 



Appeals, Board of 

Bruce MacDonald, Chairman 

Nell L. Buckley 

George G. Robertie 

Louis J. Farkas, Jr. Associate 

Joseph P. McMenimen, Associate 

Carroll L. Robbins, Associate 

Assessors, Board of 

Anthony E. Krzeminski, Principal 

Charles P. Lawrenson 

Roy P. McClanahan 

Carter Lecture Fund Committee 
Made Ion C. Slater, Chairman 
Frankline E. Allen, Secretary 
Maybelle A. Bliss 
Mildred E. Neilson 
Adele C. Passmore 

Cemetery Commission 
William H. Russell, Chairman 
Mildred M, Cavanaugh 
Willis C. Lyford 

Conservation Commission 
Chester A. Bruce, Chairman 
Lawrence A. Labrie, Vice Chairman 
Joseph A. Guzzo, Treasurer 
Paul A. Rose 
Thomas R. Roussell 
Donald H. Ugollni 
Joan M. Sadowski 

Council on Aging 

Josephine M. Kelley, Chairman 

Margaret L. McNeil, Vice Chairman 

Antoinette M. Knowlton, Secretary 

Lillian N. Brown, Treasurer 

Elaine M. Hachey 

Anastasia Maclnnis 

Elizabeth McLaughlin 

Margaret M. Page 

Arthur Bernard 

Dianna Holmes 

Joseph E. Rexford 

Board of Health 
[Joseph A. Paglia, Chairman 
jDomenic V. Tutela 
1 James J. Durkee 

Hazardous Waste Committee 
;! Erne St F. Romano 
Iwilliam Nee, Civil Defense 
iMilton E. Calder 
llsobby N. Stewart, Police Chief 
j'Daniel Wandell , Fire Chief 



Term Term 

Expires Expires 
Historical Commission 

1983 Frank D. Curley, Chairman 1983 
1985 Robert B. Wright 1985 

1984 Foster B, Balser 1984 
1983 Ruth M. Harding 1984 
1983 Evelyn T. Kamlnskl 1984 

1983 Herbert L. Fielding 1983 

Housing Authority 

George W. Hooper, Chairman 1983 

Kevin J. McMillan, Vice Chairman 1985 

Melvin F. Keough, Secretary * 1983 

Warren G. Newhouse, Treasurer 1986 

William Strob, Sr., Vice Treas. 1987 

1985 *Rep. of State Housing Authority 
1985 

1984 Library Trustees 

1983 Richard V. Barry, Chairman 1983 

1983 Patricia F. Duggan, Vice Chairman 1985 

Kenneth J. Miller 1985 

George W. Boylen 1984 

1983 Shirley F. Callan 1984 

1985 Maybelle A. Bliss 1983 



1984 

Permanent Building Committee 
Marvin Weiner, Chairman 

1985 Diane M. Allan 

1983 Robert A. DiPalma 

1983 Bernard J. LaVita 
1985 Andrea Silverman 
1984 

1984 Personnel Advisory Board 
1983 John F. Burke 

Richard K. Hayden 
Richard V. Barry 

1984 

1983 Planning Board 



1984 William G. Hooper, Jr. Chairman 1984 

1984 Anthony F. Gentile, Jr. Clerk 1986 

1985 Carole S. Hamilton 1987 
1985 Albert F. Reidy, Jr. 1985 
1985 Arnold C. Blake 1983 
1985 

1983 Recreation Commission 

1983 Paul J. Bova, Chairman 1983 

1983 John P. Gushing, Vice Chairman 1985 
George L. Howard 1985 
Lorraine M. Hanna 1984 

1984 Larry G. Noel 1983 
1985 

1983 Redevelopment Authority 

Carl A. Backman, Jr., Chairman 1984 

Jay J. Donovan, Vice Chairman 1986 

Currie N. Johnson, Secretary 1984 

Sidney R. Kaiser, Treasurer 1983 

Vaughn R. Surprenant, Asst. Treas. 1987 



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Regional Vocational School Committee 
Frank H. McLean 
Lawrence P. Flaherty 

Registrars, Board of 
Mary C. Condrey, Chairman 
Robert L. Cavanaugh 
Fdward L. Sousa 

Priscilla R.W. Lynch, CMC Clerk 

Town Forest Committee 
Robert P. Palmer 
Frank H. Tuttle 
Paul C. Duggan 

Trustees of Trust Funds 
Elizabeth R. Fosgate 
Antonio S. Almeida 
Arnold C. Blake 

Water and Sewer Commissioners 
George R. Allan, Chairman 
Arthur R. Smith, Jr. 
Maurice D. O'Nell 

Wilmington Arts Council 
John D. Brooks, Chairman 
Adele Passmore, Secretary 
Julie Brooks 
Annette Campbell 
Helen Doherty 
Helen Handrahan 
Anna be 11 MacDonald 
Elizabeth White 
Daniel H. Ballou, Sr. 
Sonja M. Carlson 
Rita Styne Strow 
George Webster 

Wilmington Election Officers 

Precinct 1 
Mary D'Eon, Warden 
Helen F, Sencabaugh, Dep. Warden 
Joan M. Lanzillo, Clerk 
Sandra S. Volpe, Dep. Clerk 
Clarice J. Ross, Inspector 
Marjorie Metcalfe, Dep. Insp. 
Edith Ann Graham, Inspector 
Jane A. Hill, Dep. Insp. 

Precinct 2 
Phyllis M. O'Leary, Warden 
Charlotte Stewart, Dep. Warden 
Evelyn S. Burke, Clerk 
Marjorie E. MacDonald, Dep. Clerk 
Lorita B. Bower, Inspector 
Andrea Houser, Dep. Insp. 
Eleanor Doyle, Inspector 
Henrietta I. Bonnell, Dep. Insp. 



Term 

Expires Wilmington Election Officers 1982 

Annu. 

1987 Precinct 3 

1983 Mary E. Woods, Warden 

Loretta R. Calra, Dep. Warden 

Florence A. Balkus, Clerk 

1983 Barbara Buck. Dep Clerk 
1985 Norlnne M. Markey, Inspector 

1984 Alice Marcy, Dep. Insp. 
Ruth J. Bedell, Inspector 
Mary P. McMahon, Dep. Insp. 

1985 Precinct A 

1984 William H. Russell, Warden 

1983 Sarah H, Cosman, Dep. Warden 
Elizabeth Cavanaugh, Clerk 
Mary O'Rourke, Dep. Clerk 

1985 Doris V. Russell, Inspector 

1984 Marjorie C. Kennedy, DEp. Insp. 

1983 Mary J. Johnson, Inspector 
Ruth Kenney, Dep. Insp. 

1984 Precinct 5 

1985 Jean LeFavour, Warden 

1983 Dora C. Ardollno, Dep. Warden 
Margaret Blonlgan, Clerk 
Janice Rudnlckl, Dep. Clerk 

1984 Elizabeth A. Blalsdell, Inspector 
1984 Mary T. Ward, Dep. Insp. 

1984 Ruth S. Coursey, Inspector 

1984 Annabell L. Antlnarelll, Dep. Insp. 

1984 

1984 Precinct 6 

1984 Margaret Perry, Warden 

1984 Nancy J. Tarrlcone, Dep. WArden 

1983 Barbara M. Cook, Clerk 

1983 Sandra Murphy, Dep. Clerk 

1983 Diane J. Ryan, Inspector 

1983 Patricia D. McNaughton, Dep. Insp. 

Elizabeth Andrews, Inspector 

1982 Evelyn W. Conlin, Dep. Insp. 

Committee for Handicapped Persons (A.I.M. ) 
Annually Sandra Borensteln 
John Brown, Jr. 
Laurence W. Curtis 
Joan E. Daley 
Judith DlPalma 
Theresa M. Hanlon 
Lloyd V. Huber 
Anastasla Maclnnls 
Larz F. Neilson 
Albert J. DePrez 



OFFICERS AND DEPAPTMENT HEADS - JANUARY 1, 1982 - 1983 



Accountant 

Animal Inspector 

Civil Defense Director 

Constable 

Constable 

Dog Officer 

Engineer 

Fire Chief 

Gas Inspector 

Highway Superintendent 

Inspector of Buildings 

Ipswich Watershed Commission 

Librarian 

^Metropolitan Area Planning Council 
Middlesex Canal Commission 
•liddlesex County Advisory Board 
•lilk Inspector 
'lurse, Public Health 
'lumbing Inspector 
'olice Chief 

'ublic Buildings Superintendent 
tecreatlon Director 
iealer of Weights and Measures 
'own Clerk 

'own Clerk (Assistant) 

'own Collector 

'own Collector (Assistant) 

'own Counsel 

own Sanitarian 

reasurer 

own Treasurer (Assistant) 
ree and Moth Superintendent 

■ eterans ' Agent 

' eterans' Grave Officer 

" ater Superintendent 

' iring Inspector 



Edwin J. Williams, Lieutenant 

Stephen T. Bissett 

Stephen Danlell 

Frances Dec 

Earl F. Enos 

Dennis M. Foley 

John Gerhartz 

Frank Giannotti 

Walter C. Godfrey 

Kenneth Gray 

Joseph F, Harris, Jr. 

Donna M. Keefe 

Roger Lessard 

Maureen M. Matarese 

Stephen Maurlello 



Dorothy L. Peters 
Joseph V. Balestrieri 
William P. Nee 
Arthur V. Lynch 
James E. Burke 
Joseph V. Balestrieri 
Robert L. Higgins 
Daniel C. Wandell 
VJllliam P. Harrison 
Robert P. Palmer 
Charles P. Lawrenson 
Herbert D, Nickerson 
Philip W. Meriam 
Jay J. Donovan 
Stanley Webber 
Michael A. Caira 
Ernest F. Romano 
Abble G. Radley, R.N. 
William R. Harrison 
Bobby N. Stewart 
Roy P. McClanahan 
Ronald Swasey 
Martin P. Farrell 
Prlscilla R.W. Lynch, CMC 
Kathleen M. Scanlon 
Marlon C. Murphy 
Catherine P. Lindmark 
Alan Altman 
Ernest F. Romano 
Antonia S. Almeida 
Elizabeth R. Fosgate 
Thomas 0. Sullivan 
Paul A. Farrell 
Paul A. Farrell 
Paul C. Duggan 
James J. Russo 



AUXILIARY POLICE 

Robert C. Beals, Sergeant 
Michael V. McCoy 
^ William J. Mutchler 

James M. Peterson 
John R. Plumer 
Ralph M. Plumer 
Todd J. Richards 
Robert V. Richter 
Paul A. Rose 
Philip Ryan 
George R. Silva 
Edward E. Thompson 
William F. Waller 
James R. White 
Edward J. Woods 



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Town Collector 



COMMITMENTS - 19R2 

1984 Peal Estate 

1983 Real Estate 

1983 App. Water Betterment 

Committed Interest 

1983 App. Street Betterment 

Committed Interest 

1983 Water Lien 

1983 Sewer Lien 

1983 App. Sewer Betterment 

Committed Interest 

1983 Electric Lien 

1983 Personal Property 

1982 Excise 

1981 Excise 

App. Water Betterment - Paid in Full 
Committed Interest 

App. Street Betterment - Paid in Full 

Committed Interest 

Unapp. Water Betterment 

Una pp. Sewer Betterment 

Deferred VJater Betterment 

Committed Interest 

Deferred Real Estate 

Int. 6r Costs 

Ambulance 



$ 1,066.33 
12,0]8,199.27 
7,258.84 
3,484.23 
10,583.43 
5,582.69 
54,737.91 
1,123.84 
3,512.19 
1,886.26 
11,047.86 
298,442.01 
483,123.50 
8,216.51 
698.67 
24.49 
1,654.12 
61.78 
33,136.78 
10,366.56 
2,779.07 
48.48 
1,306.50 
123.48 
45,575.00 



TOTAL COMMITMENTS 



$13,004,039.80 













Real Estate 






1 fin /■ 7R A/i 


•p X Z J, , . "0 


App. Water Betterment 


5 779 09 








Comini tted Inte re s t 


2 710 11 




1 038 85 


141.33 


App. Street Betterment 


9 412.21 




710.20 


76 70 




4 770.03 




497. 53 


18.40 


Water Liens" ^"^^^ 


42 197.09 




19,388.99 


4 118.03 


Sewer Liens 


1,123.84 








App. Sewer Betterment 


3,183.95 








Committed Interest 


1,574.41 








Electric Liens 


6,847.08 








Personal Property 


119,996.83 




197,228.75 


841.23 


Motor Vehicle Excise 






411,709.21 


29,285.38 


App. Water Betterment-Paid in Full 






698.67 




Real Estate 


5,336,346.08 


5; 


,180,478.64 


121,654.98 


App. Water Betterment 


5,779.09 




1,464.50 


211.76 


Committed Interest 


2,710.11 




1,038.85 


141.33 


App. Street Betterment 


9,412.21 




710.20 


76.70 


Committed Interest 


4,770.03 




497.53 


18.40 


Water Liens 


42,197.09 




19,388.99 


4,118.03 


Sewer Liens 


1,123.84 








App. Sewer Betterment 


3,183.95 








Committed Interest 


1,574.41 








Electric Liens 


6,847.08 








Personal Property 


119,996.83 




197,228.75 


841.23 


Motor Vehicle Excise 






411,709.21 


29,285.38 


App. Water Betterment-Paid in Full 






698.67 




Committed Interest 






24.49 




App. Street Betterment-Paid in Full 






1,654.12 




Committed Interest 






61.78 




Unapp. Water Betterment 






6,356.28 




Deferred Real Estate (1982) 






1,306.50 




Deferred Water Betterment 






2,779.07 




Committed Interest 






48.48 




Interest & Costs 






64,434.93 




Ambulance 






21,466.17 




Municipal Lien & Betterment Cert. 






4,723.00 




Advertising Charges 






472.00 




Registry Fees 






83.00 




Reading Light Voluntary Payments 






42,208.39 




Water Dept. Collections 




1, 


,138,861.58 





Other Years 
t 28,907.94 
29.36 
7.28 



115.50 
6,589.35 

28,907.94 
29.36 
7.28 



115.50 
6,589.35 



TOTAL COLLECTIONS 



$12,824,344.92 



Town Treasurer 



GENERAL FUND 



Cash on Hand 7/1/81 t 1,725,158.14 

Receipts Fiscal 1982 72,342,544.52 
Disbursements Fiscal 1982 -72,499,195.87 

Cash on Hand 6/30/82 $ 1,568,506.79 

REVENUE SHARING 

Cash on Hand 7/1/81 $ 72,332.30 

Receipts Fiscal 1982 (Including earnings) 583,777,12 

Disbursements Fiscal 1982 -552,000.00 

Cash on Hand 6/30/82 $ 104,109.42 

During calendar 1982, it was necessary to borrow twice in anticipation of tax revenue. 

INVESTMENTS 

During calendar 1982, the program of investing idle funds in Certificates of Deposit, U. S. Treasury Note 
repurchase agreements, and daily interest accounts was greatly affected by the continuous drop in interest 
rates. The results were as follows: 

Calendar 1982 

Designation of Funds Earnings 

Revenue Sharing $ 24,605.31 
General Funds 

Investments 325,081.04 

Daily Interest Accounts 23,676.03 

Total Calendar 1982 Earnings t 373,362.38 

The cash flow and investment program is greatly assisted through the cooperation of the Town Accountant, 
Dorothy Peters (by projecting estimates of warrants), and the Town Collector, Marion Murphy (by timely 
advice of Collector's deposits. The Treasurer thanks these people sincerely. 



11 



Board of Assessors 



RECAPITULATION - 1983 - FISCAL YEAR 



Total Appropriation (taxation) 

Total Appropriation (available) 

Total Deficits 

School Lunch Program 

Elderly Lunch Program 

Free Public Libraries 

Special Education 

Mental Health Trans. 

County Retirement Assessment 

County Tax 

Metropolitan Districts Area Charge 
Mass. Bay Transportation Authority 

Underestimate 
Motor Vehicle Excise Tax Bills 
Air Pollution Control Districts 
Metropolitan Area Planning Council 

Underestimate 
Ipswich River Watershed 
State Recreational Areas 

Underestimate 
Amount Certified by Collector & Treasurer 

for Tax Title 
Overlay of Current Year 



$15,793,852.00 
1,631,143.00 
69,545.86 
22,583.00 
19,772.00 
8,735.00 
17,269.00 
29,037.00 
486,711.58 
285,670,26 
134,707.66 
247,200.00 
3,470.34 
2,503.95 
3,038.40 
2,823.19 
.01 
44.91 
103,951.67 
7,618.24 
10,000.00 

350,000.00 



$17,424,995.00 



1,804,682.07 
$19,229,677.07 



Less Estimated Receipts and Available Funds ; 
1983 Fiscal Year Estimated Receipts from Local 

Aid and Agency Funds 
Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 
Licenses 
Fines 

Special Assessments 

General Government 

Protection of Persons and Property 

Health and Sanitation 

Libraries 

Cemeteries 

Farm Animal and Machinery Excise 
Interest 

In Lieu of Tax Payments 
Sewer Rates 

Workman's Compensation & Insurance Reimbursements 

Ambulance 

Miscellaneous 

Ove restlmates 

Rentals 

Voted from Available Funds 



$ 3,820,079.00 

417,918.00 
7,300.00 
56,258.00 
21,526.00 
28,712.00 
41,536.00 
6,931.00 
5,509.00 
10,102.00 
95.00 
350,000.00 
43,075.00 
372,000.00 
23,555.00 
16,881.00 
3,852.00 
43,649.02 
4,610.00 
1,631,143.00 



6,904,731.02 
$ 12.324.946.05 



12 



Personal Property 
Real Estate: 



i 12,589,685.00 P 23.70 p/m 



i 298,386.95 



Residential 

Commercial 

Industrial 

Items not entering into the determination of the Tax Rate : 

1. Betterments and Special Assessments added to taxes: 

a. Street Betterments and Interest 

b. Water Betterments and Interest 

c. Sewer Betterments and Interest 

2. Liens added to taxes: 

a. Water 

b . Sewe r 

c. Electric Liens 



328,654,000.00 
48,783,900.00 
182,011,400.00 



19.95 p/m 
23.70 p/m 
23.70 p/m 



16,166.12 
10,743.07 
5,398.45 



54,737.91 
1,123.84 
11,047.86 



6,556,674.10 
1,]56,190.86 
4,313,694.14 
$12,324,946.05 



99,217.25 
$12.424.163. 30 



Housing Authority 



"r'b! z:v:riT;e:;::v'i~t:!u ^7%" t^- ^^^"^ ^^^^^^ - — ^ - 

suitable housing for thT people of Wi wfon "^ s^t'cl f -""V"""' '° ^"'^"^ '^^^^ obtain 

Project, HUD 061-001/003. Unfortunately afte^' manv h ^P^^"^^ set upon the pending Federal 

Board to preserve the reservation for fuL^n/f.r rt ^ meetings and efforts by all Members of the 

unacceptability of the tol^^eo^I^^s fit because of the long delays and 

reservation and cancel the projects. The Members of thlRo^rH . ' '° withdraw the funding 

r™^ -r,j?:jru? -i"r f " - 

housing. " "f "-^ """"-l schools th.t »o„ld bo soltablo for 

r":L"iri:t"rjha.^^':[rs"^o'^L'::::iir^oo"^^^^^ '.r- °^ ' « - 
?i^""-h:7™'t— 'rhiz-Jr—SS'o^-^^^ 

sa^"«■ll'gr;l„rlll^\^'^;:,Vh^el^^«orts'^:ri^^ '"---"^ 
as .oil o. o.he, .„.o„i„»o„ .ha. 1. Z'^:!'::!^^^ ^4TT:.::^,"r::L:" 

th1s''::^vl«!' " """""" '^"^'^ "—'-s'y and dU.gentl, to provide «l„,„g,<.„ 



13 



Fown Clerk 



Vital Statistics - Chapter A6, General Laws as amended: 



Births - Final figure for 1981 212 

Births - Actually recorded for 1982 195 

Marriage Intentions recorded for 1982 164 

Marriages recorded for 1982 161 

Deaths recorded for 1982 323 



Chapter 46, Section 15: 

The Town Clerk will furnish to parents, householders, physicians, and registered hospital medical officers 
applying therefor, blanks for the return of births as required by law. 

Chapter 207, Section 19, 20 & 40: 

Chapter 718, Acts of 1979 made changes in the laws pertaining to marriage filings. Couples must file 
together, because of the constant changes In the laws the Town Clerk suggests contacting her office prior to 
any plans for the above. 

Chapter 207, Section 45: 

Forty-six burial permits have been Issued by the Town Clerk as Special Agent for the Board of Health for the 
year. Eleven out-of state deaths were reported and filed In this office. Thirty-four Wilmington Veterans 
were burled in Wlldwood Cemetery. 

TOWN RECORDS 

Permits and Certificates of Registration for the Storage of Inflammables: 

Inflammables Permits are Issued by the Board of Selectmen through the Town Clerk. Notice is sent to owner 
or occupant of the land were the storage is located on or about March 15th for renewal by April 30th of each 
year. If not registered on time or failure to comply with the Boards regulations may result in revocation 
of the permit after a public hearing. 

One hundred and seven Flammable permits were issued during the year. 
Permits & Recordings: 



Uniform Commercial Code recordings 277 Business Certificates issued 48 

Uniform Commercial Code terminations 21 Business withdrawals 1 

Federal Lien recordings 5 Fish & Wildlife licenses 916 

Federal Lien releases 7 Pole locations 5 

Dog licenses issued 1708 Medical registrations 1 

Duplicate dog tags 6 Raffle & Bazaar permits 14 



Other Services; 

By virtue of her office, the Town Clerk is clerk to the Board of Registrars. 

In this capacity, she has met with the Board of Registrars on a regular monthly meeting night as well as 
special meetings, kept the minutes of same up to date, supervised the Annual Town Census by mall, kept the 
voting lists up-to-date, and registered voters during the regular office hours of the Town Clerk. She also 
meets with the Board for Special evening sessions to register voters and to certify nomination papers for 
candidates. 



14 



Highway/Tree/Cemetery Department 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 



Sidewalk Construction 

A short section of sidewalk was constructed on Glen Road near Drury Lane. 
Snow & Ice Removal 

recorded 79" of snow. The average snowfall for the area Is about 54" The w^n^.. 
now storm on December 5, 1981 and ended with ^ iv " winter 

and ice removal is a very 'expensive Ldma^r^^oblem! '''''' '''' ' 

Chapter 90 Construction 

Chapter 90 Maintenance and Hot Top Program 



The Highway Division recorded 79" of 
started with a 15" snow sto 
Needless to say, snow 



rom Main Street to the 



lirl/noVr'T"^ ^^""Tl^ "'^'"^ upgraded with bituminous concrete: Burlington Avenue f 
Burlington Line and Concord Street from Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 

Drainage 

Chestnut Street, Marlon Street, and Bliar Avenue Manf : '"7=""° *™"''<'. C"ve Avenue, North Street, 
beine „ade by the Engineering »e'par"tt»«'frf *:d 7ja, fo^solve t'^^^^^^^^^^^ * 
Safety Project 

"urlt'jh-f Zth'Tn'tt'i-.'ate'thri 'L'T.-IT '° ' 
IREE DIVISION 



.:er::re":;:rd!"^rrt:r :::t:-';e"%z:e;Un-;iat-\^^re:;^e-"'- — 

)utch Elm Disease 

':.ir»e%7io\erM,t"ore r^h" e'l^'t/ee" " °^ Massachusetts for test.n.. As a 

nsect Pest Control 

K2£Lf::rn'te-J~ - S^'J^^tT ^ S -.^^ l^tn^^ --rt^-^ar:? 



15 



TREE DIVISION (continued) 



Mosquito Control Program 

Mosquito control was done between the hours of 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. with a U.L.V. generator. Larvaecide was put 
in all trapped water holes and also some catch basins. 

CEMFTERY & PARK DIVISION 

Regular maintenance was carried out throughout the year, such as, mowing of grass, broken lot numbers 
replaced, markers set, and foundations for monuments were poured. 

A new section for expansion, which we were in dire need of, was landscaped, marked, and is now ready. 
A new avenue was graded and hot topped. 

All Veterans' Parks were maintained throughout the year. 

Town Beach - areas were upgraded with the removal of subsoil and replaced with sand. Also, all the fences 
were repaired and painted. 

Little League Park - New storm drains were installed so that water would not run onto the playing field. 
Also graded and seeded the perimeter of the park. 

Town Park - Installed a new gate and placed stones around the upper parking lot for better control and use of 



the park. Also fertilized the playing field. 



Burials 



Receipts 



Residents died in Wilmington 

Residents died elsewhere 

Non-residents 

Cremations 

Babies 



12 
59 
A9 
6 

2 

128 



Interments 

Foundations for monuments 

Affidavits 

Deeds 

Copy of deed 
Copy of affidavit 



^12,500.00 
3,366.25 



26.00 
78.00 
2.00 
2.00 



$15,974.24 



Reserve 
Sale of Lots 



$13,740.00 



Trust Fund 
Perpetual Care 



$12,469.00 



Police Department 



In accordance with the By-Laws of the Town of Wilmington, I hereby respectfully submit the annual report on 
the activities of the Wilmington Police Department for the year of 1982. 

The enclosed statistical report represents the total for all crimes, complaints and incidents reported 
during 1982; and, for the most part the corresponding enforcement efforts of the Wilmington Police 
Department. During 1982 the total number of complaints and incidents reported to the police department 
increased by .07% from 10,986 during 1981 to 11,750 during 1982. For the most part these Increases are 
spread throughout the various classifications for crimes and complaints. Although the overall Increase In 
the crime rate Is relatively small, there have been significant Increases in the violent crime catagorles. 
The total for armed robberies increased by 57%, of this, robberies by use of firearms Increased by 150% from 
4 in 1981 to 10 during 1982. Overall Assault & Battery complaints Increased by 12%, from 72 In 1981 to 81 
during 1982. Included in this is an increase of 33% In assaults with dangerous weapons. The total number 
of sex related offenses Increased by 15% from 27 in 1981 to 31 during 1982. 

On a more positive note, the totals for the following crime catagorles show a significant decrease. 
Breaking & Entering of dwellings and buildings by force is reduced by 24% from 265 In 1981 to 202 during 
1982. Malicious damage complaints are down by 22% from 640 incidents in 1981 to 498 during 1982 and the 
totals for all larcenies are reduced by 9.7%. 

jnotor vehicle accidents continue to be a serious community problem. Total accidents Increased by .08% from 
1,067 in 1981 to 1,156 in 1982. This total does not include minor accidents wherein the property damage was 
less than $200.00. Each of us are certainly aware of the tremendous losses in these accidents; the serious 
personal injuries, and the hundred of thousands of dollars in property damage losses. Due to the 
seriousness of this problem the police department will be expanding its highway safety efforts during 1983. 
In addition to the department's enforcement efforts, the elimination of highway safety hazards will be a top 
priority. In this effort the assistance of the citizens is essential and Immediate hazards should be 
reported directly to the desk officer. Long term problems such as the need for changes in speed zoning, 
stop signs, warning signs, etc. should be brought to the attention of the department Safety Officer. With 
your help we can make the streets of Wilmington safer. 

The department makes note of some of the personnel changes during 1982. Patrolman Michael McKenna was 
assigned to the Detective Bureau and the appointment of Patrolman Francis Hancock. 

In closing this report I want to thank the Town Manager, the Board of Selectmen, all other boards and com- 
mittees, department heads and their workers for their support and cooperation during 1982. 

A special note of thanks to the staff and members of the Wilmington Police Department for without their 
support and continuing efforts none of our accomplishments could have been realized. 



17 



WILMINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT - 1982 STATISTICS 



ARRESTS: 




CRIMES REPORTED: 




Arson 


5 


ASSAULTS 




A & B 


40 






B & E 


29 


Firearms 


4 


Di sorde rly 


24 


Knife 


1 


Fraud 


32 


Other Weapon 


19 


Larceny 


61 


Hands, Fists, etc. 


44 


M/V Larceny 


16 


Simple Assaults 


13 


Malicious Damage 


15 


Total 


81 


Narcotics 


68 






Non Support 


13 


BREAKING & ENTERING: 




Receiving Stolen Property 


11 






Robbery 


2 


By Force 


202 


Sex Offenses 


3 


No Force 


8 


Violation Liquor Laws 


48 


Attempted B & E 


52 


Violations Weapons Law 


2 


Total 


262 


Other 


22 






Juvenile Arrests 


160 


LARCENY: 




Total 


551 


Pocket Picking 


1 


MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS: 




Purse Snatching 
Shoplifting 


13 
16 


License Violations 


63 


From M/V 


135 


Endangering 


39 


M/V Parts & Accessories 


64 


Leaving Scene of Accident 


12 


Bikes 


63 


Operating Under Influence 


85 


From Buildings 


44 


Op/Unregistered /Uninsured 


76 


Coin Op/Machines 


1 


Speeding 


328 


Other 


117 


Other 


442 


Total 


A5A 


Total 


1,045 


Motor Vehicle Larcenies 


87 


MOTOR VEHICLE CITATIONS ISSUED: 




Larceny by Check 


5A 


Warnings 


223 


Total Larcenies 


595 


Complaints 


399 






Arrests 


103 


ROBBERIES: 




Total 


725 


Firearms 


10 


PROTECTIVE CUSTODY BY AGES: 




Strong Arm 


1 


11-17 


40 


Total 


11 


18-20 


47 






21 


6 


SEX OFFENSES: 




22 


5 






23 


6 


Indecent Exposure 


8 


Ik 


16 


Indecent A & B 


3 




28 


Other 


20 


30- 3A 


11 


Total 


31 


35-39 


15 






40-A4 


6 


M/V Stolen Wilm. -Recovered Wilmington 


18 


A5-A9 


3 


M/V Stolen Wilm. Recovered Other Town 


32 


50-54 


11 


M/V Stolen Other Towns -Re cove red Wilm, 


37 


55-59 


4 


Total Recovered M/Vs: 


87 


60-6A 


3 






65 & Over 


1 






Total 


202 







18 



POLICE DEPART>fENT STATISTICS (continued) 



MISCELLANEOUS INCIDENTS REPORTED: 




OTHER DEPART>fENT FUNCTIONS: 




Arson & Bomblns 


10 


Restraining Orders Served 


54 


B & E Alarms 


1,331 


Parking Tickets 


289 


Disturbances 


1,959 


Firearm Ident Cards Issued 


146 


Domestic Problems 


293 


Licenses to Carry Firearms 


271 


Emergencies 


144 


Dealers Permits for Sale of 




Fires 


162 


Firearms-Ammunition-Gunsmith 


6 


Juveniles 


1,782 


Machine Gun Permits 


2 


Malicious Damage 


498 


Licenses Revoked & Suspended 


51 


Annoying Calls 


28 


Licenses Reinstated 


24 


Missing Persons 


37 


Reports to Insurance Companies 


366 


Missing Persons Returned 


33 






Prowlers 


113 






Sudden Deaths 


7 






Suspicious Activities 


4 99 






Miscellaneous 


2,631 






Motor Vehicle Accidents 


1,156 






Cruisers Dispatched 


7,263 







Board of Registrars 



In accordance with Section 1, Chapter 3 of the Town By-Laws, meetings of the Board of Registrars were held 
on the second Monday of each month for the registration of voters and to conduct business. Under Chapter 
616 of the Acts of 1958, these meetings were open to the public and press, and it is so posted in the Town 
Hall 

The Board held registration periods as are required by law for the Annual Town Election & Town Meeting of 
April 17, 1982, the State Primary Election of September 14, 1982 and the Special Town Meeting of September 
20, 1982. 

I The Town Clerk attended most of the Conferences in order to keep up with the changing election laws. 
I The 1982 calendar year ended up with 9,491 registered voters. 

The Board of Registrars urges all citizens of the town to please return CENSUS forms each year for a true 
icensus count. A true census is an asset to the town. 



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Fire Department 



Tt is my pleasure to submit the following Annual Report of operations, activities, and to reflect the 
accomplishments of the Wilmington Fire Department during the year 1982. 

The manual force consists of Chief, Deputy Chief, four Lieutenants and twenty-eight Privates. There is a 
call force of ten members. The department responded to a total of one thousand seven hundred and fifty-five 
calls (1 ,755) during 1982. 



Residential Buildings 14 Out of Town Assistance 33 

Commercial Buildings 6 False Alarm or Needless Calls 154 

Vehicles 87 Rescue and Ambulance 761 

Brush, grass or rubbish 404 Service Calls 296 

Estimated value of property endangered was $20,628,295 

Estimated property loss was 246,750 

Permits Issued for storage of oil 80 $ 400 

Permits for smoke alarms 121 605 

Permits for fire alarms 38 190 

Permits for propane gas 39 195 

Permits for blasting 26 130 

Permits for model rockets 10 50 

Permits for black powder 6 30 

Permits for cannon fire 5 25 

Permits for the storage of flammable liquid 6 30 

Permits for transporting flammable liquid 2 10 

Installation of underground tank 1 5 

Removal of underground tanks 3 15 

Permit for Class C explosive 1 5 

Flammable fabric permit 1 5 

Tar kettle permit 1 5 

Fireworks permit 1 25 

Total $ 1,725 



As required by law, inspections of all schools, public buildings, and all flammable storage were made. 

The Fire Alarm division made all necessary repairs to the fire alarm system and made ninety-nine changeovers 
for the light, telephone, and cable television companies. Installed one mile of new R.C. wire on Andover 
Street and Suncrest Avenue. 

During 1982, the department lost the valuable service of Charles Lauziere who passed away after twenty-three 
years of devoted service with the Wilmington Fire Department. 



20 



Town Engineer 



I hereby submit the Annual Report for the Engineering Department for the year 1982. 
Evaluation of Work Load 

An examination of the work load for the Engineering Department reveals that we spent our time this year as 
follows: 20% Highway Department, Construction Projects; 25% Water and Sewer Board, Construction Projects; 
15% Planning Board, Subdivisions; 25% Town Wide and Future Projects; 10% Town Manager and Selectmen; 10% All 
Others. 

In-House Procedures 

The up-dating of Assessors' maps continues to be a problem which requires a large part of our time. Current 
up-dated Assessors' maps are a valuable tool for the town's citizens and other town departments, boards and 
commissions . 

Projects for the Year 

Cornell Place was prepared for acceptance as a town way. Subdivision streets inspected during the year to 
assure compliance with Town standards for future acceptance were Andrew Street, Houghton Road, Jewel Drive, 
Jonspln Road, and Upton Drive. 

Conclusion 

The department continues to adjust time and resource priorities to better serve Town-wide interests. 



Permanent Building Committee 



The Permanent Building Committee was once again established in October, 1982. The directive the Committee 
was given was to study the building needs of the Town with their first objective being the ever increasing 
needs of our High School. 

To this end, the Committee has been reviewing the current status of the school, touring the facility and 
seeing first hand the conditions of the building as well as meeting with school department personnel to help 
reach a concensus of what is needed now and for the future. With the publication of the NFSDEC Report and 
having reviewed the other available reports, the Committee is now in the process of acquiring the services 
of an architect to develop plans for the possible renovation/addition to Wilmington High School. 



21 



Water and Sewer Department 



PUMPING STATISTICS 



WATER SUPPLY 
Maximum Gallons 
Per Day 

Maximum Gallons 
Per Week 

Maximum Gallons 
Per Month 

Average Gallons 
Per Day 

Average Gallons 
Per Month 

Total Gallons 
Per Year 

Annual Rainfall 

Residential Use* 
Percent of Total 
Industrial Use 
Percent of Total 
Total Water Metered 
Percent of Water Pumped'' 



1978 
4,530,000 



29.191,000 



113,113,000 



89,432,000 



1.073,187,000 



1979 
4,065,000 



19,732,000 



105,641,000 



89,870,416 



1980 
3,666,000 



23,218,000 



97,731,000 



86,620,000 



1981 
4,218,000 



24,887,000 
100,441,000 
2,901,976 
88,268,441 



1982 
4,450,000 



26,692,700 
101,011,700 
3,772,883 
92,488,167 



1,078.445.00 1.039.440.000 1.059.221.300 1.108.858.100 



45.47" 37.72" 



CONSUMPTION STATISTICS - GALLONS 



321,073,950 
41.0% 

460,883,880 
58,9% 

781,957,830 
72.8% 



335,287,725 
40.0% 

492,740,925 
59.0% 

828,028,650 
77,0% 



346,379,925 
41.5% 

487,441,200 
58.4% 

833,821,125 
80.3% 



352,998,750 
43.0% 

466,973,085 
56,9% 

819,971,835 
77,4% 



363,966,930 
44,3% 

456,183,090 
55.6% 

820,150,020 
73.9% 



*Residential use includes small commercial users, that is, all water passing through 5/8" meters only. 

**The difference between the water pumped and the water metered, 288,708,030 gallons In 1982, represents 
water used for flushing of water mains, for fires and other hydrant uses, and water lost due to breaks and 
leakage throughout the system. 

Water consumption continued to increase over previous years In spite of the wet summer. The new Water 
Treatment Plant provided 39% of all water pumped; an average of 1.1 million gallons per day. 

The Water Department supplied the Town of Tewksbury with water during August on a short-term emergency 
basis. For the first time in several years it was not necessary to Impose restrictions on the outside use of 
water . 



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WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM 



The following new water mains were constructed during 1982: 



Stree t 


No • of Fee t 


Size 


Hydrants 


Lee Street (completed) 


150' 


6" 


1 


Main Street 


210' 


10" 




Fairmont Avenue 


350' 


6" 


1 


Brand Avenue 


300' 


6" 


1 


Faulkner Avenue 


150' 


6" 




Andover Street 


300' 


6" 





We were successful in obtaining a State grant in the amount of $318,250. These funds will be matched by the 
Water Department. We propose to replace existing 2 inch mains with larger mains (minimum 6 inches) and to 
eliminate dead-ends in the distribution system. This will improve water quality and fire protection in these 
areas . 

j WATER QUALITY 



A hydrogeological study of the Town was begun in the fall with completion expected in early 1983. This will 
be a valuable tool in protecting our valuable water resources. 

SEWER SYSTEM 

The sewer construction was completed and approved by EPA. In December applications were being accepted for 
connections to the sewer in Contracts 1 to 4 for emergency conditions only. In the spring of 1983 all homes 
along the route will be able to tie into the system. 

An application was submitted for 50% funding of lateral sewers in the Wilmington Center area. 

Our arbitration suit with the contractor on Contract //2 continued. Hopefully the issue will finally be 
resolved in 1983. 

The charge for sewer use was increased to $ .75 per 100 cubic feet of water used with a minimum quarterly 

bill of $9.00. This Is the first step toward making the Sewer Department self-sufficient. 



A. I. M. 



This report is presented with great pleasure because the formation of a committee such as this is a very 
progressive act. Wilmington now recognizes officially the need to deal with problems facing the 
handicapped/disabled person. A.I.M. or Access Is Mandatory states a prime objective of this committee is 
Accessibility. 

The committee held its first meeting October 18, 1982 and at that time decided to meet the first and third 
Monday evening of each month. The Wilmington Public Library conference room was chosen for its good 
accessibility. In subsequent meetings they set the following goals: 1) identify the handicapped/disabled 
persons in Wilmington, 2) assess the needs of those persons, and 3) find means necessary to meet those needs. 

The A.I.M. committee is made up of a group fully aware of the problems confronting handicapped/disabled 
people and are dedicated to making everyone aware and making our community open to all residents, 
able-bodied or not. 

It Is an honor to chair this committee in its first year of existence and to be part of what will become a 
very productive aspect of local government. 



23 



Public Buildings Department 



1982 was almost routine after the flurry of activity in 1981 caused by the closing of buildings. 

Voting machines were programmed and set up for the Town election. State Primary election and State election. 

A ramp was built at the High School to make the building more accessible to people in wheelchairs. Four 
toilet rooms were also renovated to provide facilities for the handicapped. 

Fxtensive electrical wiring was done in the High School to provide power for the expanded computer center. 
Wiring was also installed in the Town Hall to provide power for the word processor. 

New exterior lighting was installed at the West Intermediate and North Intermediate Schools to improve 
securi ty . 

Repairs to the roof at the High School were completed and ceilings were repaired. 

Louis Arbing and Louis Abate retired from the Department. Mr. Arbing was custodian at the Town Hall/Roman 
House and Mr. Abate was Head Groundsman. Edward Downs was appointed as Head Groundsman. 

6,330 square feet of floor tile was replaced in the High School. Tile was replaced In the corridors. 

Installation of new steam traps in the High School heating system will result in a better distribution of 
heat throughout the building. 

A football field was prepared for Pop Warner at the West Intermediate school. Seven soccer fields were 
lined at the Shawsheen Street school. 

These were the major projects of 1982. There is not enough space to list every repair, maintenance, 
custodial or grounds function accomplished. 

Many thanks to the personnel of the Public Buildings and Grounds Department for a job well done during 
1982. Also, may thanks to those departments that provided assistance to the Public Buildings and Grounds 
Department during 1982. 



24 



Inspector of Buildings 







1980 




1981 




1982 




No . 


Valuation 


No . 


Valuation 


No. 


Valuat ion 


Dwelling (single family) 


46 


$ 1,862,000 


24 


$ 996,000 


37 


$ 1,608,000 


Residential Garages 


13 


95,000 


13 


67,500 


13 


90,400 


Additions & Alterations (res.) 


122 


785,500 


135 


808 , 900 


137 


843 ,150 






$ 2,742,500 




$ 1,872,400 




$ 2,541,550 


Industrial Buildings 


6 


$ 2,610,000 


11 


$ 4,985,000 


8 


$ 6,266,550 


Commercial Buildings 


3 


J81 , 000 


2 


115, 000 







Additions & Alterations (non-res.) 


23 


848,000 


23 


2,057,900 


27 


10,576,900 


Swimming Pools 


49 


203,000 


48 


205,000 


36 


164,150 


Signs 


17 


13,825 


15 


10,200 


19 


33,750 


Utility Buildings 


3 


214,699 












Office Buildings 


2 


1,003,300 







1 


151 ,000 


Sheds & Barns 


5 


4,000 


5 


9,500 


7 


31,500 


Wood Burning Stoves 


125 


62,600 


109 


54,500 


73 


45 ,000 






$ 5,340,424 




$ 7,437,100 




$17,268,850 






$ 8,082,924 




$ 9,309,500 




$19 , 810, 400 


Renewals 


6 




4 




4 




Demolitions 


7 


t 73,000 


5 


t 13,600 


10 


$ 75,100 


Fire Damage 


5 


58,500 


7 


68,000 


3 


37,000 


Foundations 


13 


69,200 


10 


44,000 


29 


440,500 




445 


$ 200,700 


411 


$ 125,600 


404 


$ 552,600 


REPORT OF FEES RECEIVED AND TURNED OVER 


TO TREASURER: 










Building Permits 


436 


$18,837.90 


406 


$23,281.00 


404 


$37,427.50 


Wiring Permits 


350 


6,154.25 


352 


7,067.50 


268 


5,182.00 


Gas Permits 


101 


1,101.00 


145 


1,610.00 


111 


1,118.50 


Plumbing Permits 


133 


1,413.00 


121 


1,256.50 


113 


1,368.50 


Day Care Center Certification - 


6 


150.00 


3 


100.00 


9 


250.00 


Inspection fees 














Ind. Elec. Permits (annual charge) 


7 


560.00 


17 


1,360.00 


24 


1,920.00 




1,043 


$28,216,15 


1,044 


$34,675.00 


929 


$47,266.50 



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During the year 1982, the Board of Library Trustees has seen the unfortunate resignation of Mr. David Boeri, 
a very valued member, which was necessitated by his relocation to Scotland, in order to further his career 
as an author. We were very fortunate in obtaining Mr. Kenneth Miller as his replacement. 

Despite the rather drastic cut in the library budget, an acceptable level of service to the community has 
maintained, primarily due to the assistance we have received in three major areas. 

1. A generous gift from the Wilmington Lions Club which will be continued on an annual basis for the 
benefit of the visually impaired. Our heartfelt thanks are hereby extended to the Lions Club. 

2. An excellent effort on the part of the Student Council of the North Intermediate School in raising 
funds for the reinstatement of the family passes to the three Museums which have been extensively 
used by the citizens of Wilmington. 

3. And the very valuable services of volunteer workers who have rendered their services, free of charge 
to the Town, particularly in the childrens section of our services. 

We wish to extend to the Director and Staff of the Wilmington Memorial Library our sincere appreciation of 
their extended effort in maintaining an excellent level of service to the patrons of the library. 

In conclusion, the Board of Library Trustees has initiated an action to honor all of the various benefactors 
of the Library, some dating back to the 1800's who have willed funds, the Interest of which was to be used 
for the benefit of the Library. To this end, a plaque has been installed in the Library, listing the names 
and dates of these benefactors. In an effort to further encourage contributions to the operation of the 
Library, the Trustees have voted to engrave the name and date of any person or organization contributing the 
sum of $100 or more to the operation of the Wilmington Memorial Library. 



Library Director 



In accordance with the statutes of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the By-Laws of the Town of 
Wilmington, the annual report of the Memorial Library with its compilation of statistics for the calendar 
year 1982 reveals a continuation of the pattern set in 1981 with an erosion of purchasing power, and a 
continuation of the restraints of municipal economics established as direct consequence of "Proposition 2 
1/2". Fortunately, the dedication of the library staff in providing service to the community 
counter-balances these restraints. The Library Director acknowledges their cooperation and dedication. The 
assistance of the Town Manager and the Board of Trustees, and all of those who continue to express their 
support of the Memorial Library's commitment to service is gratefully recognized. 



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LIBRARY STATISTICS FOR 1982 



Number of days open during 1982 
Hours open each week 

Total holdings as of December 31, 1982 

Books 74,931 

A/V material 

Newspapers 

Periodicals 

Mlcrofllm/flche titles 
Art prints 
Realla 281 

Donated Museum passes 

Number of vols, beginning of the year 

Number of vols, purchased 

Number of vols, added as gifts 

Number of vols, withdrawn during year 

Number of vols, at end of year 

Population: 1982 Town Census 
Circulation 1982: 
Circulation per capita: 

Retrospective circulation: 

1977: 

1978: 

1979: 

1980: 

1981: 

Registered Library Patrons 
Non-Pesident patrons: 
Resident patrons: 

Circulation control statistics: 

Number of reserves processed 

Number of Service Charge notices sent 

Number of items involved 
Total Reference and Reader Service statistics for 1982 

Retrospective statistics: 

1977 

1978 

1979 

1980 

1981 

Interllbrary Loans: 

Loans to other libraries 
Requests to other libraries 
Received from other libraries 

Expenditures for calendar 1982: 

Per capital expenditure for calendar 1982: 

Funds transferred to Town Treasurer 



293 

(summer) 57 
(winter) 61 
74,931 

2,796 
7 

22A 
38 
191 

3 

75,042 
2,671 
98 

-2,880 
74,931 

18,000 
121,771 
6.77 



117,352 
129,828 
, 138,380 
137,169 
124,891 

16,239 

2,383 
13,856 



3,500 
3,714 
7,563 
6,510 

5,522 
6,006 
6,7A4 
8,094 
7,069 





115 
46 

$186,254 
t 10.35 

$5,261,465 



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Planning Board 



The Wilmington Planning Board is established pursuant to Mass. General Laws, Chapter 41 and consists of five 
members appointed by the Town Manager under the provisions of Section 12 of Wilmington's Act Establishing a 
Town Manager Form of Government. 

In 1982, the Planning Board functioned with one vacancy and in November, lost the most valuable services of 
their Chairman, John W. DeRoy. The Board meets weekly on Tuesday evenings in the Town Hall Annex (former 
Whitefield School). A Planning Coordinator maintains the office four days per week. 

SUBDIVISION CONTROL : 

In accordance with the Mass. G.L. c. 41 and the Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land in 
the Town of Wilmington, the Planning Board continued to review the following: 

JEWEL INDUSTRIAL PARK SUBDIVISION - A Special Joint Meeting was held among the Planning Board, 
Wilmington Redevelopment Authority and the Developer, Marteg Corporation in July. Shortly thereafter the 
Planning Board voted to have the Town take control of the completion of the Subdivision with the funds held 
as security. By November, Jewel Drive had been paved ;through Vydel's frontage. 

CORMIER PARK SUBDIVISION - Several meetings were held with the Developer who attempted to complete the 
subdivision in accordance with the Subdivision Rules and Regulations. It was ultimately agreed that the 
town take control of the security funds and continue working with the developer to complete the subdivision. 

The Planning Board is happy to report that all subdivisions under the control of the Planning Board now have 
paved streets as a result of this years construction; namely Jewel Industrial Park, Cormier Park, North 
Wilmington Industrial Park (Jonspln Road), and Route 125 Industrial Park (Upton Court). 

During 1982 thirty-seven (37) Plans Believed Not to Require Approval were submitted: The Planning Board 
found that 34 plans did not require approval under the Subdivision Control Law and therefore were endorsed; 
2 plans were withdrawn without prejudice and on 1 plan the Board chose to take no action. 



In accordance with Mass. G.L. c. 40A, the Planning Board held required statutory public hearings on proposed 
amendments to the Zoning By-Law and Map and submitted formal reports and recommendations to Town Meeting 
prior to the vote of the proposed amendment; they were as follows: 



ZONING: 



Town Meeting Date 



Article 



Proposed Zoning 
Amendment 



Planning Board 
Recommendations 



Town Meeting 
Action 



04-24-82 - Annual 



Age Change for Elderly 
Hou sing 



Approval 



Lost 



04-24-82 - Annual 



22 



Adopt FIRM Maps 

Revise Flood Plain Dist. 



Approval 



So Voted as Amended 



04-24-82 - Annual 



30 



Re zone from RURAL to 
IND, - Ballardvale St. 



Approval 



So Voted 



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04-24-82 - Annual 31 Rezone from IND to SRA Approval So Voted 

Woburn Street 

04-24-82 - Annual 32 Rezone from SRA to CB Approval So Voted 

Lowell Street 

09-20-82 - Special 2 Age Change for Elderly Approval Lost 

Housing 

09-20-82 - Special 7 Rezone from SRA to IND Withdrawn 

Salem Street 

09-20-82 - Special 8 Rezone from GB to HDTB Approval So Voted as Amended 



PARKING SITE PLAN REVIEW 



In accordance with Section IV-3.E & F. of the Zoning By-Law, the Planning Board made required 
recommendations to the Town Engineer on 13 Parking Site Plans in 1982. 

REPORTS TO THE BOARD OF APPEALS 



The Zoning By-Law provides that the Planning Board may submit advisory recommendations to the Board of 
Appeals for certain appeal cases. To aid the Board in making these recommendations, William Hooper has 
represented the Planning Board at public hearings held by the Board of Appeals. 

SPECIAL STUDIES AND REPORTS 



In the Summer of 1982, the Planning Board contracted the services of a Professional Consultant, Kevin Hurley 
to do a Comprehensive Recodification and Amendment of the entire Wilmington Zoning By-Law. This By-Law has 
not been revised since March, 1977. A special Zoning Advisory Committee was formulated which consisted of 
the following members: Anthony F. Gentile, Jr., Chairman, William C. Hooper, both of the Planning Board; 
Rocco DePasquale, representing the Board of Selectmen; and Carroll Robbins, representing the Board of 
Appeals. It is the hope of the committee to present the New Zoning By-Law and Map for Town Meeting Approval 
in early 1983. 

The Planning Board wishes to thank the Town Engineer, Robert L. Higgins for his advice and assistance 
throughout the year and also our Planning Coordinator, Sandra L. Murphy for the ongoing operation of the 
Planning Board Office. 



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Town Counsel 



In accordance with the requirements of the Town By-Law, I submit herewith my report as Town Counsel covering 
the year 1982. 

(a) On January 1, 1982, there were pending the following actions by or against the Town (exclusive 
of actions in which the Town was merely summoned as trustee, and In which It had no Interest, and of tax 
lien foreclosure proceedings In the Land Court and petitions for abatement before the Appellate Tax Board*). 

Beatrice C. Swenson v. Town of Wilmington, et al, Middlesex Superior Court (petition for assessment 
of damages for land taking.) 

Ha rvey Lobdell v. Board of Appeals, Middlesex Superior Court (petition In equity for appeal for 
variance by zoning by-laws.) 

Androniki Gagllone v. Thomas B. Brennan, et al , Middlesex Superior Court )petltlon for assessment of 
damages. ) 

Joseph Scaro, et al v. County of Middlesex, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (petition for assessment 
of damages for land taking.) 

John E. Hayward, et al v. County of Middlesex, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (petition for 
assessment of damages for land taking.) 

Robert Stevens, Tr. v. Town of Wilmington and Planning Board , Land Court (petition for registration 
and claim to Swain Court-private way.) 

Town of Wilmington v. Oxford Associates, Inc. , Middlesex Superior Court (claim to recover motor 
vehicle excise taxes.) 

Sanborn Brothers, Inc. v. Town of Wilmington , District Court of Lowell (action for property 
damage-negligence. ) 

George Anderson, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex 
(claim for personal injury.) 

John E. Hayward, et al v. County of Middlesex, et als, M iddlesex Superior Court (petition for 
assessment of damages for land taking.) 

School Teacher v. Wilmington School Committee , Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (complaint of 
discrimination as to benefits.) 

John J. Lyons, et al v. Town of Wilmington , Land Court (Complaint to determine validity and extent of 
the zoning by-laws of the Town of Wilmington.) 

Stepan Chemical Co. v. Town of Wilmington, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (petition for abatement 
of sewer use charges.) 

Frances Dec v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (complaint 
alleging sex discrimination.) 

Dorothy A. Cosman v. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court (claim for personal Injury.) 



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Fosters Pond Improvement Association, Inc., et als v. Aldo Calra, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (action 
In the nature of certiorari for decision of Board of Selectmen granting earth removal permit.) 

Buth J. Gronemeyer, Exec, v. George P. Allen, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (complaint for assessment of 
damages . ) 



James Rooney v. Sterling C. Morris, et als . Municipal Court of the City of Boston (appeal from 
' ty.) 



James Rooney v. Sterling C. Morris, et als . Municipal Co 
decision of Civil Service Commission sustaining appointing authorit; 



Lucille Costa, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (action for personal 
injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident.) 



George Donovan, et al v. Bruce MacDonald, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (appeal from the decision 
of the Board of Appeals denying variance to construct a single family dwelling.) 

George Vlnal , Inc. v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (action for quantum meruit 
to recover fair and reasonable value of services provided to Jewell Mfg. Company, Inc. for subdivision road 
and utilities and/or to reach and apply monies held by the Town of Wilmington.) 

Pacella Bros., Inc. v. Town of Wilmington Water and Sewer Commissioners , American Arbitration 
Association (demand for arbitration on sewer construction project.) 

Town of Wilmington v. AFSCMF, Council 93, Middlesex Superior Court, (complaint for declaratory 
judgment to determine rights.) 

Jean M. Benlanati v. Wilmington Public Schools , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination 
(claim for age discrimination.) 

Richard D. Jenkins v. James Rooney, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (claim for false arrest and 
conversion. ) 

Jeanette Iverson, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (claim for personal 
Injury and consequential damages.) 

Paul J. Lynch v. Board of Selectmen of the Town of Wilmington, et als , Middlesex Superior Court 
(complaint for declaratory judgment.) 

Warren Atkinson v. Wilmington School Committee, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (appeal under Chapter 
71, section 43A.) 

Town of Wilmington v. Robert Corey, aka, et al , Middlesex Superior Court (complaint alleging 
violation of Town Zoning By-Law and Inland Wetland Act.) 

Town of Wilmington v. Stepan Chemical Company , Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Removed to 
Middlesex Superior Court)(clalm for damages and sewer and water arrearages.) 

Robert E. Vassallo v. Sterling C. Morris, et als , Suffolk Superior Court (action for review of 
decision of appointing authority and personnal administrator concerning appointment of sargeant.) 

I Dianna Holmes, et al v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination 

(complaint of discrimination in violation of Chapter 151B.) 

Elliott A. Drew v. Town of Wilmington , American Arbitration Association (claim for violation of 
Collective Bargaining Agreement and reinstatement.) 

Pacella Bros., Inc. v. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court (claim to restrain payment of 
t retention funds re: contract #2.) 

Elliott A, Drew v. Town of Wilmington, Labor Relations Commission (claim for violation of Collective 
it 1 Bargaining Agreement and reinstatement.) 

A. John Imblmbo, et als v. Bruce MacDonald, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (appeal from the 
decision of the Board of Appeals.) 

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Berkshire Builders, Inc. v. Town of Wilmington, et als , United States District Court for the District 
of Massachuse t ts (act ion for declaratory , injunctive re 1 ief and for money damages for civil rights 
viola t i ens . ) 

*There are pending as of January ], 1983, A2 separate petitions for abatements before the Appellate 
Tax Board, many involving claims for several different years. 

(b) (1) During the year 1982, the following new actions were brought against the Town of Wilmington 
or its officers or agents: 

Cecile A. Marini v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for 
sex discrimination.) 

'Marilyn Fuller v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for sex 
discrimination.) 

Mary T. Lynch v. Town of Wilmington, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for sex 
di scriminat ion . ) 

Mary F. Harvey v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for sex 
di scriminat ion . ) 

Raffaela Zaccagnini v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for 
sex discrimination.) 

Patricia Johnson v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for 
sex discrimination.) 

Margaret Stewart v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for 
sex discrimination.) 

Carole Bailey v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for sex 
discrimination. ) 

Frances Dec v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for sex 
di scriminat ion. ) 

Dorothy Charbonnier v. Town of Wilmington , Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (claim for 
sex discrimination.) 

I.A.F.F. Local 1370 v Town of Wilmington, Labor Relations Commission (claim for grievance.) 

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination v. Town of Wilmington, Suffolk Superior Court 
(complaint for enforcement of subpoena. 

Joseph Langone, Trustee v. Bruce MacDonald, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (appeal from the 
decision of the Board of Appeals denying the plaintiff's appeal from a decision of the Building Inspector 
and the alternative application for a special permit to authorize conversion of a single family dwelling.) 

Parents v. Wilmington School Committee , Bureau of Special Education (claim for special needs 
services. ) 

Ernest Guigli & Sons, Inc. v. Marteg Building Company, Inc. , Norfolk Superior Court (claim for money 
owed for the construction of Jewel Drive.) 

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination v. Town of Wilmington , Suffolk Superior Court 
(complaint for enforcement of subpoena.) 

Norris McKinney v. Town of Wilmington, et als, Middlesex Superior Court (claim for malicious 
prosecut ion. ) 

Derrick Hughes v. Town of Wilmington, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (claim for malicious 
prosecut ion. ) 



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Dennis P. Rooney v. A. John Imbimbo, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (claim for total disability and 
medical reimbursement.) 

I.B.P.O., Local 318 v. Town of Wilmington , American Arbitration Association (claim for grievance.) 

AFSCME, Council 93, AFL-CIO v. Town of Wilmington , Board of Conciliation and Arbitration (petition 
for mediation and fact finding.) 

Pitt Construction Corporation v. Town of Wilmington , American Arbitration Association (demand for 
arbitration-restrained by order of the Middlesex Superior Court.) 

Woonsocket Institution for Savings v. Michael Tnteglia, Jr., et als . Providence, R. 1. Superior Court 
(action of interpleader to determine title to deposits.) 

(b) (2) During the year 1982, the following new actions were brought by or on behalf of the Town: 

Town of Wilmington v. Pitt Construction Corporation , Middlesex Superior Court (action to restrain the 
defendant from proceeding with arbitration at the American Arbitration Association.) 

(c) During the year 1982, the following actions by or against the Town were disposed of: 

Parents v. Wilmington School Committee , Bureau of Special Education Appeals (disposed of by finding 
of special needs after hearing.) 

Stepan Chemical Co. v. Town of Wilmington, et als , Middlesex Superior Court (dismissed for mootness.) 

Berkshire Builders, Inc. v. Town of Wilmington, et als . United States District Court for the District 
of Massachusetts (disposed of by order for judgment for dismissal of all claims and counterclaims without 
prejudice and right to reopen for good cause.) 

Elliott A. Drew v. Town of Wilmington, American Arbitration Association (grievance denied.) 

Elliott A. Drew v. Town of Wilmington , Labor Relations Commission (order that complaint be dismissed.) 

Town of Wilmington v. Oxford Associates, Inc. , Middlesex Superior Court (disposed of by stipulation 
of dismissal after payment of all outstanding excise taxes.) 

Woonsocket Institution for Savings v. Michael Integlia Jr., et al s. Providence, P. I. Superior Court 
(disposed of by stipulation of dismissal.) 

Norris McKinney v. Town of Wilmington, et als, Middlesex Superior Court (disposed of by stipulation 
of dismissal.) 

Derrick Hughes v. Town of V'/i Imington, et als, Middlesex Superior Court (disposed of by stipulation of 
dismissal . ) 

I.B.P.O., Local 318 v. Town of Wilmington, American Arbitration Association (claim for grievance 
denied .") 



33 



Board of Health 



Thp Roarc' of Health stayed within its budget limitation during Fiscal '83 while continuing to offer a broac 
range of services. 

As a result of Proposition 2 1/2, the Dental Program was discontinued and the Dental Hygenist terminated 
Similarity, one public health nursing position was not replaced nor was the position of part-time Public 
Health Physician. 

The Finance Committee did see fit to restore the part-time services for legal representation. 

A new three-year contract for the trash collection was signed for $206,000 per year effective in July 1982. 
This amounted to a reduction of $^4,000 from the previous year. 

Funding for mental health, thru Wilmington Family Counseling was provided again with additional service at a 
lower cost to the taxpayers. 

A total of $5,617.00 was collected by the Board for fees and services. The Board Increased their fees for 
some services following a survey of adjacent communities. 

Nursing service continued at a high level during the year. Eight hundred and twenty-three nursing and 
general health visits were completed compared with eight hundred and fourteen in 1981. Clinic attendance 
also increased. 

The new Phase I, Hazardous Waste Regulation became effective July 1, 1982. The Hazardous Waste Committee 
appointed by the Town Manager was active during the year. 

Simon Cutter, Attorney for the Board, appeared at the Woburn District Court sixteen times during a six month 
period . 

The Board in conjunction with the Sewer Commissioners established a priority list based on emergency 
conditions for connection to the sewer. 

The Board wishes to express their thanks to the Women's Club who generously devote their time each year to 
Health Clinics. 

The report of the Animal Inspector is as follows: 32 animals were quarantined, 271 animals were disposed 
of, and 31 Inspections were made for domestic animals. 



Dog Officer 



Dogs Licensed 

Dogs Confined 

Complaints Covered 

Court Complaints 

Court Fines 

Dogs Disposed of 

Residents Notified for Licenses 



1885 
461 

3465 
384 

4280 
271 

1120 



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Conservation Commission 



The ever increasing concern and need for the preservation and conservation of one of our most precious 
natural resources, water, has been the necessity for increased protection of wetland values through the 
proper administation of the Wetlands Protection Act, Mass. F.L. Chapter 131, Section 40, during the year. 
The Conservation Commission is required to protect these wetland values and held 22 Wetland Protect Act 
hearings. The following wetland values are given due consideration when any development plans are presented 
before the Commission: 

1) quantity & quality of public water supply; 

2) quantity & quality of groundwater supply; 

3) flood control; 

A) storm damage prevention; 

5) prevention of pollution. 

Plans must adequately supply information pertaining to these values, if there is be any altering or 
maneuvering of wetlands. Disturbance of any wetlands must be adequately compensated for and addressed in the 
filing of a Notice of Intent. Project approval or denial depends on the scope of the project, and whether 
the above-mentioned wetland values have been adequately addressed and is issued to the applicant in an Order 
of Conditions. 

The Conservation Commission's busy schedule this past year consisted of making over 800 on-site inspections 
for determination of the applicability of the Wetlands Protection Act for development of residential and 
industrial property in and adjacent to wetlands, as well as, to follow up on the status of various projects 
under an Order of Conditions, and requests for Certificate of Compliance at the completion of an Order. 

In addition to the Commission regular meetings and on-site inspections, numerous meetings were held with 
state officials, pertaining to the writing and issuance of the new Wetlands Protection Act Regulations, and 
with surrounding communities to keep the Commission apprised of ever-changing environmental concerns. The 
new Wetlands Protection Act Pegulations go into effect April 1, 1983. Members also attend meetings of the 
Board of Selectmen, Board of Appeals, Planning Board, etc. when issues concerning conservation are involved. 

The Commission wishes to thank the many townspeople and officials for their continued interest and support. 



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Historical Commission 



The Historical Commission held several open houses on the first Sunday of each month. 

The Wilmington Arts Council sponsored several art exhibits In conjunction with the Open Houses and the 
Wilmington Women's Club sponsored a showing of flower sketches by Mrs. Rhoda Buzzell. 

The Friends of Harnden Tavern sponsored an Apple Festival in October and a Christmas Social In December. 
Tours were given to Cub Scout and Girl Scout Groups and the Antique Car Club to name a few. 

Mrs. & Mrs. Charles Columbo, tenants of the Tavern extension, served as host and hostess for those events 
and have done an excellent job. 

Mrs. Melinda Murphy, a Commission member for many years, submitted her resignation which was accepted with 
regret and was replaced by Mr. Robert Wright. 

At a Special Town Meeting in September, the Commission was partially funded after a zero budget for two 
years and several projects that were in limbo, will be completed. 

A second list of twenty-five homes worthy of note is being compiled and house markers on these homes will 
soon be in place. 

The Tour Map had to be completely redone but is now ready for publication by a local vocational school. 
Request for bids were sent out for the exterior painting of the Tavern. 

The Commission is attempting to formulate a plan with the Friends whereby the interior of the Tavern can be 
papered and painted. 



Sarah D. J. Carter Lecture Fund 



On Wednesday evening. May 12, 1982, the Carter Lecture Fund Committee presented an outstanding evening of 
delightful music with the duo-piano team of Kelley & Hatem. 

Mr. Arnold Kelley and Miss Flizabeth Hatem, both residents of Mew England, received their training in 
America as well as abroad. They studied the virtual mind reading art of duo-pianism under Harry Whittemore 
and Pierre Luboshultz of the world famous duo-piano team of Luboshultz and Nemonof. 

The performance, played on Steinway concert pianos, emphasized works conceived and scored for two pianos as 
opposed to arrangements and adaptations. A few selections from the Broadway Musicals and other non 
duo-piano forms were played. 

In cooperation with the Carter Committee, arrangements were made for the High School to present Mr. Kelley 
and Miss Hatem to the student body on Wednesday morning. 

Both programs were very well received by the enthusiastic audiences. 



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Veterans' Services 



Veterans' Services Is governed by the General Laws of Massachusetts Chapter 115 as amended with strict 
compliance to this Chapter, the rules and policies of which govern the disbursement of aid. 

Benefits are for the needy Veteran and his immediate family who have been subject to unforeseen needs. 
Final approval of benefits comes from the Commissioner of Veterans' Services, Boston, Massachusetts. 

The Balance for the first six months of 1982 from previous appropriation was $4,971 .39. A balance of 
$446.16 remaining June 30, 1982. The amount of $504.00 was encumbered to pay bills waiting for authori- 
zation prior to end of Fiscal Year Into 1982 - 1983 Fiscal Year. Total available funds beginning July 1, 
1982 was $12,504.00. Including encumbered funds. Total expended for aid to Veterans and their families for 
the entire year was $6,697.58. 

This department deals continuously with new and changing benefits and/or laws pertaining to Social Security, 
V.A. Disability, Pension, Compensations and G.I. Education or on the job training; plus, aiding applicants 
for S.S.I. , unemployment due to strikes, shutdowns and lack of work always has an Impact on expenditures. 
Case load varies from time to time. 

The appropriation for 1982 and six months of 1983 was $12,000.00 as voted at the Annual Town Meeting, a 
balance of $10,256.52 forwarded for the first six months of 1983. 



Redevelopment Authority 



During 1982, the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority experienced some personnel changes in its membership. 
Wilson Belbin retired from the Board, while Vaughn Surprenant and Sidney Kaizer were elected to five and one 
year terms respectively. Through the Board's reorganization in May, Carl A. Backman, Jr. was elected Chair- 
man; Jay Donovan was elected Vice Chairman, C. Nicki Johnson was elected Secretary; Sidney Kaizer was 
nominated and elected as Treasurer and Vaughn Surprenant was elected Assistant Treasurer. 

Due to continuing controversies regarding the completion of Jewel Drive and the installation of electric 
power, 1982 proved to be a frustrating year for the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority. Questions about the 
respective roles of various town boards complicated the completion of the project. Even though extensive 
interest was expressed by various developers in the remaining parcels of land, the continuing controversies 
concerning the road prevented the Authority from acting. The road was finally paved by the town in October, 
thus alleviating many of the problems experienced by those firms in the industrial park. 

As part of its ongoing administrative duties, the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority signed the town's 
application for state planning funds under Chapter 121B from the Executive Office of Communities and 
Development. In June, the town was awarded $18,000 to study the re-use of vacant town-owned buildings. 
This action reflects the crucial role that the Redevelopment Authority could continue to play. 

At the end of 1982, there were four businesses operating in Jewel Park employing a total of 3P8 people. At 
this time, the assessed value of the park is $3,329,000 and the annual tax revenue to the town totals 
$78,897.30. 



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Board of Appeals 



Appl i cant 

Case //1-82 
Stephen P. Caren 



Reason for Appeal 

To acquire a variance from Section V-1 allowing an 
existing building to remain within a required reserve 
rear yard for property located on Commonwealth Avenue. 



Granted 



Case #2-82 
Vazza Properties 



Case #3-82 
Joseph LaCreta 



Case #4-82 
Stilianos Katslkls 



Case #5-82 
John M. Thomas 



To allow less than the required number of parking spaces 
and to allow parking areas within the required set-back 
pursuant to Section V-1 and Section V-4 (c and d) for 
property located on Ballardvale Street. 

To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the 
construction of a building within the required, reserve side 
and rear yards, for property located at 433 Main Street 

To acquire a special permit In accordance with Section V-1 
l.D (non-conforming uses) authorizing the extension of a 
non-conforming use (restaurant so as to allow the sale 
and consumption of alcoholic beverages on said premises. 

To acquire a variance from Section III-l-A-8 authorizing 
a farm, subject to regulations of the Board of Health, 
on a lot having fewer than three (3) acres. 



Case #6-82 
Neil Buckely 



To acquire a special permit pursuant to Section VI-1 author- 
izing the erection of an addition to a non-conforming building. 



Case #7-82 
John Butler 



Case #8-82 
Frank Ciangrande 



Case #9-82 



Arthur Siannas 



To acquire a variance authorizing an existing building to 
remain within side, rear and front reserve yards. 

To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the 
Construction of a two car garage within a required reserve 
side yard 

To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the 
construction of a building within a required reserve side 
and rear yards with less than the required number and size 
of parking spaces. 



Case #10-82 
John N. Gardner 



Case #11-82 
James McCarthy 



To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the 
construction of an addition within a required reserve side 
yard . 

To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the 
construction of an addition within a required reserve side 
yard . 



Case #12-82 
4th July Comm. 



To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section Vl-2 
allowing a carnival to be held at this location (High School 
parking lot) on a temporary basis, property located on Church 
Street . 

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Applicant 



Reason for Appeal 



Decision 



Case #13-82 



Russell Gardner 



Case #14-82 



Gibbs Oil Co. 



Case #15-82 



Richard Heffron 



Case #16-82 



Claude Thompson, Jr. 



Case #17-82 



John Doherty 



Case #18-82 



Kevin Cronin 



Case #19-82 



Reading Savings 
Bank 



Case #20-82 



Richard Stuart 



Case #21-82 



Guy Arena 



Case #22-82 



George Tentindo 
Case #23-82 



Vincent Caccamesi 



Case #24-82 



John Dlonne 
Case #25-82 



Martec Realty Co. 



To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section 
V-2-B (height limitations) authorizing the construction 
of a sixty-eight foot antenna tower, for property located 
at 47 Adams Street. 

To obtain a special permit authorizing the alteration and/or 
replacement of an existing non-conforming sign on the premises 
pursuant to Section Vl-l-D of the Zoning By-Law, propoerty 
located at 342 Main Street. 

To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section VI-D 
authorizing the enlargement of an existing building within 
a required reserve rear yard, for property at Main Street. 

To obtain a variance and building permit for the construction 
of a single family residence on a lot with less than the 
required reserve side yard as specified in Section V-1 of 
the Zoning By-Laws, for property located on Massachusetts Ave. 

To obtain a variance from provisions of the Zoning By-Law 
to divide a parcel of land containing a single family 
dwelling into two lots, one lot with less than the required 
depth and the second lot with less than the required 
frontage and depth, for property located at 19 Concord Street. 

To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section VI-D 
(non-conforming uses) authorizing the enlargement of a 
single family dwelling for property located at 38 Main St. 

To acquire a variance from requirements of Section IV-3-A7 
to permit fewer parking spaces than one for each 100 sq. ft. 
of office space for property located on Middlesex Avenue. 

To acquire a special permit authorizing a variance to install 
a free standing sign within a required front yard at 279 
Main Street. 

To acquire a variance authorizing the construction of a two- 
car garage within a required reserve side yard for property 
loated at 533 Shawsheen Avenue. 

To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the con- 
struction of an addition within a required reserve side yard 
at 30 Lucaya Circle. 

To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the con- 
struction of an addition within a required reserve side yard 
at 44 Grace Drive. 

To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section V-2-B 
authorizing the construction of a radio receiving antenna 
above the maximum height limitation at 13 Winston Avenue. 

To acquire a variance for the practical use of existing 
services, to wit; overhead wires, requesting relief from a 
condition imposed by the Wilmington Planning Board pursuant 
to Planning Board Regulations for property located at Jewel 
Industrial Park. 



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A ppl i cant 

Case //26-R2 

S. D'Alessandro 



Reason for Appeal 

To acquire a variance authorizing the construction of £ 
addition to a building within a required reserve front 
yard for property located at 319A Andover Street. 



Case //27-R? 
Car] Ffraimson 



To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the 
construction of an addition within a required reserve yard 
area at 18 Faulkner Avenue. 



Case #28-82 
Avco Systems 



To acquire variances from the Zoning By-Law as follows: 
(1) from Section IV-3-A-8 and F, to authorize less than 
the required number of off-street parking spaces and the 
locating of parking spaces more than 300 feet from principal 
buildings; (2) from Section V-1 to authorize the locating 
of off-street parking spaces within required, reserved yard 
and set-back areas; and (3) to authorize the construction 
of a building exceeding maximum allowable height limitations 
a]l on land owned by Avco Corporation, 1275 King Street, 
Creenwich, Connecticut and located at 201 Lowell Street. 



Case //29-82 
Brian S. Berry 



Case //30-82 
Philip P. Angelone 



To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the con- 
struction of an addition within a required reserve side yard 
at 52 West Street. 

To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the 
construction of an addition within a required reserve side 
at 8 Freeport Drive. 



Case //31- 82 
Robert J. Cain 



Case //32-82 
Allstate Ins. Co. 



To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section Vl-l-D 
authorizing the enlargement of an existing office building 
at 585 Main Street. 

To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section III- 
3-B-5 authorizing additional general advertising sign area 
at 25 Lowell Street. 



Case //33-82 
M. Castellano 



To acquire a variance to manufacture and sell soft serve ice 
cream and food (subs and sandwiches) for property located at 
296 Shawsheen Avenue . 



Case //34-82 
Stilianos Katsikis 



To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section VI-ID 
authorizing the construction of a self-serve banking building 
at 14A Lowell Street. 



Case #35-82 
Leo O'Connell 



To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the con- 
struction of an addition within a required reserve yard area 
at 5 Hunt Poad. 



Case #36-82 
Ralph D'Ambrosio 



To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the con- 
struction of an addition within a required reserve yard area 
at 125 Aldrich Road. 



Case #37-82 

Frank Soracco, Tr. 



To acquire variances from the provisions of the Wilmington 
Zoning By-Law as follows: (1) from Section IV-3-A and E 
to authorize less than the required number of off-street 
parking spaces and the locating of off-street parking spaces 
more than 300 feet from principal building; (2) from Section 
11-10 to authorize off-street parking spaces with required, 
reserve yard and set-back areas, all on land consisting of 
three contiguous parcels owned by Dorothy R. Park, Ballardvale 
Street, Wilmington, Mass. and by Leo P. Fitzmaurice, Trustee, 
of Morgan Fealty Trust, Box 709 Newburyport, Mass. 



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Applicant 

Case #38-82 

D. Starr & P. Waxman 



Reason for Appeal 



To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing an existing 
porch to remain within the required reserve side yard at 
21 Glendale Circle. 



Case //39-82 
Joseph Robage 



To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section VI-1 
authorizing the construction of an addition at 56 Cunningham 
Street. 



Case //AO-82 
Arthur Johnson 



To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section VI-1 
authorizing the construction of an addition at 77 Hillcrest 
Street. 



Case //Al-82 
Victor Anderson 



Case #42-82 

L. Mlcu & T. Bray 



Case #43-82 
Arthur Barnaby 



Case #44-82 



David Doucette 

Case #45-82 
Donald Coolidge 

Case #46-82 
Robert Blckmore 



To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section VI-1 
authorizing the construction of an addition at 10 Brand Ave. 

To acquire a special permit authorizing the use of an existing 
building as a residence and take-out sub shop (luncheonette) 
at 779 Woburn Street. 

To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section VI-1 
authorizing the construction of an addition within the re- 
quired reserve side yard at 19 Veranda Avenue. 

To acquire a variance from Section V-1 to subdivide a lot 
into two lots having insufficient frontage and area for 
property located at 9 Canal Street and to acquire a building 
pe rmi t . 

To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the con- 
struction of an above ground swimming pool within the re- 
quired side yard at 36 Everett Avenue. 

To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the con- 
struction of a garage within the required reserve side yard 
at 3 Loumac Road. 



Case #47-82 
Bank of Boston 



Case #48-82 
Samuel Freeman 



To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the sub- 
division of parcel of land into five lots three being con- 
forming, one having Insufficient frontage and depth - having 
a building located within a required reserve side yard and 
one having Insufficient depth as measured at right angle. 

To acquire a special permit authorizing a shop, not to ex- 
ceed twenty-five hundred square feet for work space to 
serve customers wishing to purchase tires, shocks, mufflers, 
front end parts, etc. similar in character to those permitted 
uses as specified in Section III-3-A-18, at 160 Lowell Street, 



Case #49-82 
Paul F. Olson 



To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section VI-1 
(non-conforming structure) authorizing the construction of 
an addition within the required reserve front yard on 
Dunmore Road. 



Case #50-82 

M. & S. Freeman 



To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the con- 
struction of a two-car garage within the required side yard 
on already paved driveway, by builder, at 139 Salem Street. 



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Appl leant 



Reason for Appeal 



Decision 



Case #51-82 
Michael Howland 



To acquire variances from the provisions of the Wilmington 
Zoning By-Law as follows: (1); from Section IV-3-A and E to 
authorize less than the required number of off-street parking 
spaces and the locating of off-street parking spaces more than 
300 feet from principal buildings; (2) from Section 11-10 
to authorize compact parking spaces; and (3) from Section 
V-1 to authorize the locating of off-street parking spaces 
within required reserve yard and set-back areas, all on 
land owned by Kathryn B. Hupper. 



Case #52-82 

Case #53-82 
Peter Pellerln 

Case #54-82 
Robert Pacquin 

Case #55-82 
John Romano 

Case #56-82 
Dominic Core 11a 



To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the erection 
of a swimming pool within a required reserve side and rear 
yard at 20 Magazine Street. 

To acquire a public hearing in order to remove previous stip- 
ulation requiring access to the property is to be by 
Burlington Avenue. 

To acquire a variance from Section VI authorizing the con- 
struction of an addition within a required reserve front 
yard 

To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the con- 
struction of an addition within a required side yard at 
106 Nichols Street. 

To acquire a variance from Section V-1 to divide a parcel of 
land into two lots, one of which has insufficient frontage and 
depth on Clark Terrace. 



Case #57-82 
George Veloza 



To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the instal- 
lation of a swimming pool within the required reserve side 
yard at 44 Cottage Street. 



Case #58-82 
Sherwood Oil Co. 



To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section VI-1- 
authorlzlng the sale of propane gas at 1 Lowell Street. 



Case #59-82 

D. Sullivan & 

E. Townsend 



To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the con- 
struction of a building within the required reserve front 
yard at 779 Woburn Street. 



Case #60-82 

F. & C. Barcellos 



To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section V-2-B 
authorizing the construction of two fifty-foot amatuer radio 
towers on Ballardvale Street. 



Case #61-82 
Sherwood Oil Co. 



To acquire a special permit from Section V-1 authorizing the 
replacement of a sign within a required yard area at 
1 Lowell Street. 



Case #62-82 
John Boudreau 



Case #63-82 



To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section Vl-1 
authorizing alteration to an existing garage at 1 Rhodes St, 

To acquire a variance from Section Vl-1 authorizing the con- 
struction of a garage within a required reserve side yard 
at 9 Marie Drive. 



Case #64-82 
Arthur Smith, Jr. 



To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the con- 
struction of a single family dwelling on a lot having in- 
sufficient frontage and depth 



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Applicant 



Reason for Appeal 



Decision 



Case //65-82 
Stella Allen 



To acquire a special permit in accordance with Section Vl-2 
Temporary Uses authorizing the temporary use of a house 
trailer during the construction of a single family dwelling 
on Taft Road. 



• Case #66-82 
John Haskell 



To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the con- 
struction of an addition within the required reserve yard 
area at 136 Federal Street. 



Case #67-82 
William Busiek 



To acquire a variance authorizing the construction of a 
garage within a required reserve yard area at 155 Burlington 
Avenue . 



Case #67A-82 
Albert Sllva 



To acquire a special permit in compliance with Section III-2-B-1 
authorizing the conversion of a one family apartment into a 
two family apartment. 



Case #68-82 
Kenneth Ings 

Case #69-82 
Castro Campalola 



To acquire a special permit authorizing the construction of 
an addition to the existing building. 



To acquire a variance authorizing the construction of an 
addition within a required reserve front yard. 



Case #70-82 
James Flcoclello 



To acquire a special permit authorizing the construction 
of an addition to the existing building located at 500 Main 
Street. 



Case #71-82 
Rolland Sturtevant 

Case #72-82 
Sweetheart Plastics 

Case #73-82 
Lee J. Puglia 

Case #74-8 2 
William Longo 



Case #75-82 



Gardner Realty 



Case #76-82 
Timothy Panunzlo 



Case #77-82 



Peter Hayes 



Case #S-l-82 



John S. Pratt 



Case #S-2-82 
Sharon Glustro 



To acquire a special permit authorizing the storage of a 
commercial vehicle in a residential zone 

To acquire a variance authorizing fewer parking spaces than 
required for property located on Butters Row. 

To acquire a special permit authorizing the construction 
of an addition to the existing building. 

To acquire a variance authorizing the subdivision of land 
Into two non-conforming lots and a building permit for the 
construction of a single family dwelling on the newly 
created lot owned by William and Marie Longo. 

To acquire a special permit in compliance with Article III 
3-B(5) to authorize the erecting of signs on said premises 

To acquire a variance from Section V-1 authorizing the 
erection of a shed within the required reserve front and 
side yards, for property located on Belmont Avenue. 

To acquire a special permit pursuant to Section VT-l.D author- 
izing the enlargement of an addition to a non-conforming 
building . 

To construct a single family dwelling on land owned by 
Walter E. Moran (shown on Assessors' Map 67, Parcel 90) 
and not shown on the Official Map on a way known as Coral 
Street. 

To construct a single family dwelling on land owned by Patrick 
Glustro and Carmen Caso (shown on Assessors' Map 20, Parcel 16) 
and not shown on the Official Map on a way known as Houghton Rd. 



Case //S-3-82 
David Sweeney 


To construct a garage on land owned by David & Jeannine 
Sweeney (shown on the Assessors' Map 11, Parcel 21) and not 
shown on the Official Map on a way known as Albany Street. 


Granted 


Case //S-A-82 
John Gentis 


To construct a single family dwelling on land owned by John and 
Gladys Gentis (shown on Assessors' Map 4A, Parcel 111) and not 
shown on the Official Map on a way known as Wisser Street. 


Granted 


Case //S-5-82 
David Sweeney 


To acquire authorization to construct a two (2) car garage on 
land owned by David and Jeanne Sweeney (shown on Assessors 
Map 11, Parcel 21) and not shown on the Official Map on a way 
known as Dorchester Street with access from First Avenue 
(University Avenue). 


Granted 


Case #8-6-8? 
Dorothy A. Tanner 


To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown on or 
made part of the Official Map on a way known as Mozart Avenue. 


Granted 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 





Sealed 


Not Sealed 


Adjusted 


Condemmed 


Scales, Balances, Weights 


235 


32 


70 


25 


Liquid Measuring Meters 


185 


10 


68 


26 


Capacity Measures 


39 


16' 


31 


22 


Other Measuring Devices 


50 


23 


19 


27 


Prepackaged Foods Rewelghed 


6500 








The above is a list of all weighing 
tested, sealed, not sealed, adjusted 


and measuring devices, 
, and condemmed during 


scales, meters, 
the year 1982. 


pumps, and weights 


that were 



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Council on Aging 



The Council on Aging operates a minibus which Is staffed by two part-time drivers. The bus service is 
operated out of the Drop-In-Center and is utilized each month by 700-800 seniors for transportation to 
doctors, dentists, hospitals, social services agencies, hot lunch site, senior center and various other ap- 
pointments . 

The Council on Aging through their budget operates a hot lunch program, which Is two-fold. It provides 
nutritious meals for shut-in seniors and serves a hot meal at the school lunch site. Six to seven hundred 
meals are delivered to shut-ins and three to four hundred are served a month at the school. 

The Council pays annual dues to Minuteman Homecare Corp. of $1,188. In 1982 the Town of Wilmington received 
$104,865.28 in services for our elderly citizens. M.M.H.C. services to our elderly were homemakers , chore 
work, legal services, medical transportation to supplement our bus, adult day care, project hire (for 
persons over 55 years), home-sharing, lifeline, and two senior aides. 

Other federal and State funded programs, which proved financially helpful to our seniors in 1982 were: 
$91,200 in fuel assistance, $1,750 in oil burner cleaning and repair, $35,000 in visiting nurse and therapy 
from the Stoneham Visiting Nurse Association. Mystic Valley Mental Association also served a number of our 
seniors. 

A regular schedule of activities is available to the senior citizens throughout the week. They include 
swimming at the Shawsheen Valley Technical School, whist parties, arts and crafts, bowling, dance lessons, 
walking, a nutrition and exercise class at the Knights of Columbus Hall. A weekly blood pressure clinic is 
also held in the Drop-in-Center . The nurse from the Wilmington Board of Health serves free of charge. 
During the year 1982 we had many guest speakers and programs from the Regional Health Center, Dr. Gould from 
the Lions Club and the Life Line and Arthritis Foundation. 

Dedicated senior volunteers played a major role In the success of many of our social programs and have 
worked with determination within their specific area, such as, friendly visitors, dial a friend, sunshine 
lady, widow to widow, hospital volunteers, kitchen and office helpers at the Drop-in Center, and trans- 
portation volunteers. 

Services which were offered at the Drop-in-Center included: senior registration, distribution of discount 
I.D. cards, information and referrals on all federal and state programs, completion of applications and 
counseling seniors with problems. 

It has been a very successful year with community support and Interaction. Many donations were received. 
Our seniors are very appreciative of the considerations shown them by Mike Demoulas, Sweetheart Plastics 
Company, Diamond Crystal Salt, Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks, Knights of Columbus, Potary Club, Kiwanis Club, 
American Legion Post #136, St. Thomas and St. Dorothy's, to all persons who helped us and to the townspeople 
who have appropriated the budget which has made the operations of the Council on Aging possible. 



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Recreation Department 



The Recreation Department enjoyed another successful year in 1982, its 12th year as a full-time department. 
Although Proposition 2 1/2 caused a decrease of over 50% in department funds we continued to provide a well 
rounded program of leisure activities. This general goal was accomplished through expansion of user fees 
and involvement of business, industry and civic groups. 

Our continuing challenge is to offer a variety of healthful experiences. Included In our objectives are the 
provision of opportunities for self expression and personal achievement, opportunities that provide new 
skills and challenges. Above all they should be "fun" to participate in. 

The volunteer Recreation Commission and the Recreation Director list the following programs which happened 
during the past calendar year: summer playground, concerts on the Common, July 4th Foad Race, jogging 
clinics, mens' Softball, girls' Softball, Town Beach lifeguard protection, swimming lessons, canoe lessons, 
canoe clinic and Silver Lake clean-up, canoe rental, fun runs, tennis lessons, teen modeling and finishing, 
teen fashion show, Boston Harbor cruise, teen trips to Hampton Beach, tiny tots, Special Needs Day camp, 
trips to Canobie Lake, Paragon Park, Cranes Beach, Red Sox, Macomber Farm, Stoneham Zoo and Children's 
Museum, K of C Olympics, Police Association Beach Day, lacrosse clinic, baton, ballet, gymnastics, scuba; 
punt, pass, and kick, circus trip, Disney on Ice trip, basketball, ski lessons. Horribles Parade, roller 
skating parties, public ice skating, aerobics, slimnastics. Universal exercise program, Boston Bruins, trail 
run, Newport trip, ski trips, Santa's Workshop, special kids Christmas party, Potary/Recreation shoot-out, 
record hops, Benson's Christmas trip. New York City Christmas shopping trip, mens' gym night, mens' 
basketball, co-ed adult volleyball, cross country ski clinic, soccer, karate demonstration, Easter Egg Hunt, 
Memorial Paces and Wild Turkey Road Race for the Community Fund. 

Some of the many businesses and civic groups which lent valuable support during the year were: 
Compugraphi c , Avco, Charles River, Ella's Country Store, Converse, Country Chef Restaurant, Rocco's, Ski 
Haus, Sweetheart Plastics, F & R Auto, Keene Lighting, Stelio's, D & D Lock, Chamber of Commerce, Church 
Street Hardware, W. G. Leavltt & Sons, Town Crier, Rotary Club, Sons of Italy, K of C, Kiwanis Club, Police 
Association, Special Needs Advisory Council, Camp 40 Acres, Public Buildings Custodial Union, Town Employees 
Association, and the Tewksbury/Wi Imlngton Elks. 

The above groups and others help produce a recreation product for all to enjoy and benefit from. 



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Council for the Arts 



The Wilmington Council for the Arts, a Selectmen's Committee, originally designated to receive and disperse 
funds which were expected to be forthcoming from a state-wide sale of Arts Lottery game tickets, entered its 
third year of existence with no funding as yet received from the State. 

Undaunted by a lack of money the Council continues its efforts to support and promote the creative work of 
local artists and craftspeople through a variety of activities. 

An exhibition program initiated last year with the cooperation of the Historical Commission continues to be 
sponsored by the Council. Designed to promote the artistic endeavors of one or more local artists each 
month the opportunity to exhibit has been enthusiastically accepted by a number of local artists during 
scheduled open-house hours at Harnden Tavern on the first Sunday of each month. Attendance figures continue 
to rise as townspeople become more aware of abundant local talent. 

Plans for an exhibition of the artistic accomplishments of Wilmington school children culminated on May 19, 
1982 when the Council collaborated with the public school system's Departments of Music and Art to present a 
very successful "Festival of Art & Music." Drawings, paintings, and three dimensional art as well as 
demonstrations were displayed in the High School gymnasium while both here and on the Town Common special 
musical and dance performances were staged by students during the afternoon. The Festival concluded with a 
fine concert by the Elementary School Rand in the High School auditorium during the evening. 

The Wilmington Council for the Arts presented its second Annual Art Exhibition and Crafts Fair, July 3rd, 
1982, on the front lawn of the High School, A part of the town-wide July Ath weekend celebration this 
outdoor art show was once again very well received with forty-four artists and craftspeople entering their 
work for competitive judging. This year a special juvenile category was also added. 

On July 1st the Town of Wilmington qualified for approximately $500 when a distribution of funds from the 
State Arts Lottery Council finally became a reality. The Council was given the option of retaining this 
small sum of money until the next distribution cycle or of making it available to selected local artists. 
In view of the Councils desire to purchase easels and, if possible, a tent for the protection and display of 
all art works on public exhibition, it was decided that the money should be held until January, 1983. 

Meanwhile, November brought news of the organization of a new State lottery game, "Megabucks", toward which 
cities and towns of the Commonwealth may now look for "Arts" funding. Any individual artist or group 
Interested in being considered for an arts grant In the near future should make application to the 
Wilmington Council for the Arts in care of Town Hall. 

The membership of the Wilmington Council for the Arts wishes to take this opportunity to express its 
appreciation for all who have helped to make this year successful; and to pledge continued support for local 
people of all ages as they participate in the various areas of artistic expression; including, the arts, 
handcrafts, music and the theatre. 



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Accepted Streets 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH 



DATE (s) ACCEPTED 



Adams Street 
Adelaide Street 
Agostlno Drive 
Aldrich Road 
Allen Park Drive 
And over Street 
Andover Street 
Anthony Avenue 
Apollo Drive 
Arlene Avenue 
Auburn Avenue 
Ayotte Street 



from Middlesex Avenue to Parker Street 
from Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 
from Gandalf Way 

from Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 
from Fairmont Avenue to Fairmont Avenue 
from Salem Street 

from Andover Line to beyond Woburn Street 

from Salem Street to Catherine Avenue 

from Charlotte Road to Draper Drive 

from Salem Street to Ella Avenue 

from Shawsheen Avenue 

from Westdale Avenue to Crest Avenue 



2,915 
666 
999 

6,740 

2,319 
180 
11,300 
300 
300 

3,754 
755 
240 



1908 
1976 
1979 
1894 
1971 
1894 
1894 
1966 
1971 
1966 
1945 
1947 



1970 



Baker Street 
Baland Road 
Ballardvale Street 
Ballardvale Street 
Bancroft Street 
Barbara Avenue 
Beacon Street 
Beech Street 
Beeching Avenue 
Belmont Avenue 
Benson Road 
Biggar Avenue 
Blrchwood Road 
Birchwood Road 
Boutwell Street 
Brand Avenue 
Brand Avenue 
Brattle Street 
Brentwood Avenue 
Bridge Lane 
Bridge Lane 
Broad Street 
Burlington Avenue 
Burnap Street 
Burnap Street 
Burt Road 
Butters Pow 
Buzzell Drive 



from Brand Avenue to beyond Phillips Avenue 

from Ballardvale Street 

from Salem Street to Route 125 

from Route 125 to Andover Street 

from Liberty Street 

from Anthony Avenue to Dorothy Avenue 
from Church Street to Belmont Avenue 
from Burlington Avenue to Byron Street 
from Cunningham Street to Faulkner Avenue 
from Columbia Street to State Street 
from Radcliff Road to Tewksbury Line 
from Salem Street to King Avenue 
from Shady Lane Drive 
from Judith Road 

from Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 
from Bridge Lane 

from Baker Street to beyond Wisser Street 
from Massachusetts Avenue to Garden Avenue 
from Woburn Street to Woodside Avenue 
from Shawsheen Avenue 

from Main Street to beyond Brand Avenue 
from King Street 

from Main Street to Burlington Line 
from Grove Avenue 
from Wlnchell Road 

from Cedar Street to beyond Water Street 
from Main Street to Chestnut Street 
from Draper Drive to Evans Drive 



684 
540 
965 
12,000 
400 
850 
970 
1,005 
440 
980 
616 
1,282 
1,197 
400 
4,144 
510 
950 
1,066 
1,017 
455 
754 
1,377 
8,588 
1,145 
484 
1,653 
3,577 
600 



1945 
1972 
1894 
1894 
1952 
1966 
1915 
1947 
1959 
1933 
1971 
1975 
1952 
1953 
1894 
1933 
1933 
1945 
1938 
1894 
1894 
1954 
1894 
1953 
1945 
1945 
1894 
1971 



1960 1971 

1943 

1943 



Canal Street 
Carolyn Road 
Carson Avenue 
Carter Lane 
Catherine Avenue 
Cedar Street 
Cedar Crest Road 
Central Street 
Chandler Road 



from Shawsheen Avenue to Burt Road 

from North Street to Marcla Road 

from Marie Drive to beyond Hathaway Foad 

from Shawsheen Avenue to beyond Norfolk Ave. 

from Anthony Avenue to Arlene Avenue 

from Burt Road to Harris Street 

from Pinewood Road to Judith Road 

from Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 

from Adams Street to Kelley Road 



1,505 
1,268 
1,017 
1,411 
1,000 
687 
1,100 
552 
400 



1939 
1960 
1961 
1957 
1966 
1945 
1963 
1950 
1957 



1955 
1971 



48 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH 



DATE (s) ACCEPTFD 



Chapman Avenue 
Charlotte Road 
Chase Road 
Chestnut Street 
Church Street 
Clark Street 
Clorlnda Road 
Cochrane Road 
Columbia Street 
Concord Street 
Congress Street 
iCook Avenue 
Coolldge Road 
Corey Avenue 
Cornell Place 
Cottage Street 
Crest Avenue 
Cross Street 
Cunningham Street 
Cypress Street 

Dadant Drive 
Davis Road 
Dayton Road 
Dell Drive 
Dexter Street 
Dobson Street 
Dorchester Street 
Dorothy Avenue 
Draper Drive 
Drury Lane 
Dublin Avenue 
Dunton Road 

Eames Street 
Edward Road 
illa Avenue 
Blwood Road 
Smerson Street 
nglewood Drive 
Evans Drive 
Everett Avenue 

Fairfield Road 
alrmeadow Road 
airmont Avenue 
airview Avenue 
aneuil Drive 
Faulkner Avenue 
Fay Street 
"ederal Street 
Ferguson Road 
i'letcher Lane 
'loradale Avenue 
Fordham Road 
'orest Street 
Franklin Avenue 
Frederick Drive 
Free port Drive 

andalf Way 
len Road 



from Hathaway Road to Sheridan Road 

from Gunderson Road to beyond Apollo Drive 

from Hathaway Road 

from Burlington Avenue to Woburn Line 

from Main Street to Middlesex Avenue 

from Main Street to Church Street 

from Agostino Drive 

from Forest Street to Wabash Road 

from Church Street to beyond Belmont Avenue 

from Federal Street to North Reading Line 

from Forest Street to Burlington Line 

from Main Street 

from Hathaway Road 

from Canal Street to Grand street 

from Fordham Road 

from Main Street 

from Ayotte Street 

from Main Street to Lowell Street 

from Salem Street to Beeching Avenue 

from Glen Road 

from North Street to North Street 
from Main Street 
from Hathaway Road 
from Burlington Avenue 
from Main Street 

from Glen Road to beyond Garden Avenue 
from Billerica Line 

from Arlene Avenue to Barbara Avenue 
from Gunderson Road to Evans Drive 
from Glen Road to School Street 
from Main Street 
from Nassau Avenue 

from Main Street to Woburn Street 
from Forest Street to beyond Baldwin Road 
from Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 
from Forest Street 

from Faulkner Avenue to Oakwood Road 
from Kenwood Drive 

from Gunderson Road to Draper Drive 

from Faulkner Avenue to Cunningham Street 

from Main Street 

from Nichols Street to Nichols Street 
from Malloy Road 
from State Street 

from Massachusetts Ave. to beyond Harvard Ave, 

from Glen Road to Jacobs Street 

from Glen Road to Garden Avenue 

from Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 

from Shawsheen Avenue 

from Kilmarnock Street to Morgan Road 

from Burlington Avenue 

from North Reading Line 

from Burlington Avenue to Aldrlch Road 

from Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 

from Salem Street 

from Park Street to Lucaya Circle 

from Glen Road to Agostino Drive 
from Middlesex Avenue to Main Street 



49 



1,575 
859 
297 
11 ,480 



4,285 
2,470 
887 
800 
1,150 
5,803 
977 
813 
270 
366 
747 
927 
558 
697 
2,447 
260 

1,760 
500 
170 
1,794 
480 
1,402 
1,214 
1,490 
1,560 
633 
500 
649 

3,200 
450 

1,043 
642 
590 
455 

2,071 
480 

1,299 
2,328 
952 
648 
790 
1,946 
714 
5,740 
1,07 3 
792 
627 
3,714 
4,100 
739 
1,070 
2,086 

549 
6,870 



1951 
1971 
1953 
1894 
1894 
1894 
1P79 
1947 
1908 
1894 
1939 
1946 
1951 
1951 
1982 
1954 
1947 
1894 
1944 
1951 

1964 
1952 
1951 
1958 
1979 
1954 
1951 
1960 
1959 
1963 
1951 
1956 

1894 
1947 
1978 
1968 
1951 
1971 
1971 
1979 

1946 
1958 
1971 
1933 
1950 
1944 
1938 
1894 
1967 
1977 
1970 
1971 
1894 
1978 
1966 
1979 

1979 
1894 



1969 



1933 



1953 1952 



1953 
1945 



STREET 




LOCATION 


LENGTH 


DATE 


(s) ACCEPTED 


Clendale Circle 


f rom 


Glen Poad to Lawrence Street 


1 


304 


1952 






Glenvit^w Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 




365 


1959 






Gowi Poad 




Park Street to Marcus Poad 




941 


1956 






Grace Drive 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to beyond Melody Lane 


2 


514 


1966 






Grand Avenue 


from 


Corey Avenue 




815 


1952 






Grant Street 


from 


Federal Street 




780 


1943 






Grove Avenue 


f rom 


Main Street to Lake Street 


h 


147 


1910 






Grove Street 


from 


Reading Line 




120 


1957 






Gunderson Road 


f rom 


Marie Drive to beyond Evans Drive 


1,506 


1959 


1966 




Ham! in Lane 


from 


Lawrence Street 




540 


1962 






Hanson Road 


from 


Woodland Road 




838 


1969 






Hardin Street 


f rom 


Aldrich Road to Jaquith Road 




428 


1951 






Harnden Street 


from 


Main Street to Glen Road 




600 


1895 






Harold Avenue 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Reed Street 


1 


312 


1971 






Harris Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Cedar Street 




806 


1945 






Harvard Avenue 


f rom 


Main Street to River Street 




430 


1951 






Hathaway Poad 


from 


Woburn Street to Evans Drive 


3 


270 


1951 


1953 


1959 












1971 






Hawthorne Road 


f rom 


VJoburn Street 




230 


1956 






Heather Drive 


from 


Freeport Drive to North Reading Line 


1 


286 


1979 






High Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


3 


585 


1894 






Hillside Way 


from 


Chestnut Street to Burlington Line 


2 


230 


1914 






Hi 11 top Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 




364 


1959 






Hobs on Avenue 


from 


Pine Avenue to beyond Wlsser Street 


1 


560 


1945 


1951 


1952 


Hopkins Street 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Blllerica Line 


3 


051 


1894 


1972 


1975 


Industrial Way 


from 


Woburn Street to West Street 


A 


430 


1974 






Jaquith Road 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1 


398 


1938 


1949 


1951 


Jere Road 


from 


Fairmeadow Poad to Falrmeadow Road 


1 


248 


1968 






Jones Avenue 


from 


Glen Road 




717 


1940 






Judith Road 


from 


Cedar Crest Road to Blrchwood Road 




400 


1953 






Kelley Road 


from 


Chandler Road 




923 


1957 






Kendall Street 


from 


Aldrich Road to Blanchard Road 


1,420 


1945 






Kenwood Avenue 


from 


Woburn Street to beyond Englewood Drive 


1 


725 


1970 


1971 




Kiernan Avenue 


from 


Lowell Street to beyond Naples Road 




693 


1958 






Kilmarnock Street 




West Street to beyond Morgan Road 


1 


840 


1894 






King Street 


from 


Glen Road to Broad Street 


2 


400 


1940 


1945 




King Street Ext. 


from 


Glen Road 




487 


1979 






Kirk Street 


from 


Main Street 




575 


1951 






Lake Street 


from 


Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 


3 


855 


1894 






Lang Street 


from 


Bancroft Street 




409 


1952 






Laurel Avenue 


from 


Parker Street to Molloy Road 




659 


1950 






Lawrence Court 




Lawrence Street 




728 


1956 






Lawrence Street 


from 


Glen Road to Shady Lane Drive 


4 


013 


1956 






Ledge wood Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 




383 


1959 






Lexington Street 




Cunningham Street to Mornlngside Drive 




714 


1974 






Liberty Street 


from 


Federal Street 




740 


1943 






Lincoln Street 


from 


Federal Street 




7 20 


1943 






Linda Road 


from 


High Street to beyond Pinerldge Road 


1 


760 


1950 






Lloyd Poad 


from 


Ma in S t r ee t 


1 


050 


1951 










Ballardvale Street 




977 


1957 






Longview Road 


from 


Middlesex Avenue 




650 


1959 






Loumac Road 


from 


Drury Lane 




510 


1963 






Lowell Street 


from 


Main Street to Reading Line 


10 


152 


1894 


1978 




Lowell Street Park 


from 


Lowell Street 




580 


1908 


1957 


1958 


Lucaya Circle 


from 


Heather Drive to Freeport Drive 


2 


469 


1979 







50 



STREET 


LOCATION 


LENGTH 


DATES 


Mackey Road 


from Federal Street 




250 


1943 


Magazine Road 


from Wlsser Street 




320 


1973 


Magazine Street 


from Taplin Avenue 




190 


1973 


Main Street 


from Tewksbury Line to Woburn Line 


21,387 


1894 


Marcia Road 


from North Street to beyond Carolyn Road 


2 


806 


1962 


Marcus Road 


from Cowing Road 


2 


315 


1958 


Marie Drive 


from Woburn Street to beyond Gunderson Road 


1 


525 


1961 


Marlon Street 


from Burlington Avenue to beyond Clifton St. 


1,876 


1945 


Marjorle Road 


from Main Street 


1 


392 


1951 


Massachusetts Avenue 


from Main Street to beyond Brattle Street 




810 


1945 


McDonald Road 


from Salem Street 


2,621 


1944 


Meadow Lane 


from Suncrest Avenue 




364 


1957 


Melody Lane 


from Shawsheen Avenue to Grace Drive 




245 


1966 


Middlesex Avenue 


from Main Street to Salem Street 


12 


140 


1894 


Miles Street 


from Main Street to Hobson Avenue 




380 


1945 


Miller Road 


from Glen Road 




638 


1945 


Moore Street 


from Shawsheen Avenue to beyond Wedgewood Ave . 


1 


528 


1967 


Morgan Road 


from Kilmarnock Street 




653 


1977 




from Lexington Street to Fairfield Road 




693 


1 974 


Morse Avenue 


from Woburn Street to beyond Lawn Street 


1 


360 


1939 


Mystic Avenue 


from Middlesex Avenue 




598 


1908 


Nassau Avenue 


from Shawsheen Avenue to Dunton Road 


1 


566 


1946 


Nathan Road 


from Senpek Road 


1 


057 


1971 


Nichols Street 


from Shawsheen Avenue to Blllerica Line 


3 


801 


1894 


Nlckerson Avenue 


from West Street 




953 


1947 


Norfolk Avenue 


from Carter Lane to Nassau Avenue 




537 


1954 


North Street 




3 


515 


1945 


North Washington Ave. 


from Agostlno Drive 




858 


1979 


Nunn Road 


from Kelley Road 




214 


1965 


Oak Street 


from Salem Street 




355 


1951 


Oakdale Road 


from Short Street to Judith Road 


2 


301 


1950 


Oakrldge Circle 


from Gowing Road to Gowing Road 


1 


730 


1958 


Oakwood Road 


from Main Street to beyond Emerson Street 




800 


1946 


Olson Street 


from Church Street 




122 


1957 


Park Street 


from Woburn Street to North Reading Line 


4 


180 


1895 


Parker Street 


from Lowell Street to Blackstone Street 


2 


000 


1919 


Patricia Circle 


from Dell Drive 




595 


1958 


Pershing Street 


from Federal Street 




7 20 


1943 


Phillips Avenue 


from Wild Avenue to beyond Baker Street 


1,519 


1946 


Pilling Road 


from Hathaway Road 




954 


1959 


Pine Avenue 


from Main Street to Hobson Avenue 




380 


1945 


Plneridge Road 


from North Street to Linda Poad 




914 


1960 


Plnevlew Poad 


from Cobalt Street to Adelman Road 




450 


1953 


Pinewood Road 


from Shady Lane Drive to Oakdale Road 


1 


364 


1954 


Pleasant Road 


from Middlesex Avenue to Linda Road 




750 


1962 


Powder House Circle 


from Middlesex Avenue 




710 


1954 


Presidential Drive 


from Boutwell Street 




826 


1977 


Progress Way 


from Industrial Way 




630 


1974 


Radcllff Poad 


from South Street to Benson Poad 




355 


1971 


Railroad Avenue 


from Clark Stree t 




650 


1909 


Reading Avenue 


from Oakwood Road 




215 


1979 


Redwood Terrace 


from Kenwood Avenue 




645 


1970 


Reed Street 


from Shawsheen Ave. to beyond Harold Ave. 


1 


,090 


1971 


Richmond Street 


from Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 


1 


,800 


1973 


Ridge road 


from Suncrest Avenue 




365 


19 56 


Ring Avenue 


from Salem Street to Blggar Avenue 


1 


,150 


1975 


River Street 


from Massachusetts Ave. to Harvard Avenue 




453 


1962 



51 



STREET 




LOCATION 


LENGTH 


DATE 


Roberts Road 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Burlington Avenue 


1 


861 


1967 


Rollins Road 


f rom 


Marion Street to Fenway Street 




200 


1954 


Roosevelt Road 




Boutwell Street to Swain Road 


1 


980 


1946 


Route 62 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Salem Street 


3 


343 


1958 


Royal Street 


from 


Salem Street 


1 


043 


1951 


Salem Street 


from 


Tewksbury Line to beyond Ballardvale St. 


8 


895 


1894 


Salem Street 


f rom 


North Reading Line to beyond Woburn St. 


6,475 


1894 


Seal trito Drive 


f rom 


Salem Street 




785 


1974 


School Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to beyond Drury Lane 


1 


139 


1915 


Senpek Road 


from 


Wildwood Street to Nathan Road 




280 


1971 


Sewell Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 




300 


1955 


Shady Lane Drive 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Lawrence Street 


2 


904 


1950 


Shawsheen Avenue 


from 


beyond Richard St. to Billerica Line 


11 


845 


1894 


Sherburn Place 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 




723 


1975 


Sheridan Road 


from 


Woburn Street to Hathaway Road 


1 


021 


1951 


Sherwood Road 


from 


Forest Street to Cochrane Road 




445 


1971 


Silver Lake Avenue 


from 


Lake Street to Dexter Street 




455 


1954 


Sparhawk Drive 


from 


Park Street to Heather Drive 




361 


1979 


Sprucewood Road 


from 


Shady Lane Drive 




690 


1952 


State Street 


from 


Belmont Avenue to Fairview Avenue 




315 


1933 


St rout Avenue 


from 


Lowell Street 




908 


1955 


Suncrest Avenue 


from 


West Street to Ledgewood Road 


1 


246 


1954 


Swain Road 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Forest Street 


2 


290 


1922 


Taft Road 


from 


Boutwell Street to Swain Road 


1 


986 


1938 


Taplin Avenue 


from 


Wisser Street 




461 


1946 


Tapl in Avenue 


from 


Baker Street 




900 


1946 


Temple Street 


from 


Church Street 




214 


1911 


Thrush Road 




Salem Street to Marie Drive 




400 


1961 


Thurston Avenue 


from 


Church Street to beyond Kidder Place 




623 


1907 


Truman Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 




300 


1953 


Unnamed Street 


from 


Salem Street to Andover Street 




470 


1958 


Upton Court 


from 


Andover Street 




500 


1894 


Veranda Avenue 


from 


Main Street 




847 


1916 


Virginia Road 


from 


North Reading Line to North Reading Line 


1 


105 


1954 


Walker Street 


f rom 


Main Street 




423 


1958 


Warren Road 


from 


Wightman Road to Tewksbury Line 




97 


1954 


Washington Avenue 


from 


Clark Street to Stone Street 


1 


650 


1920 


Webber Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue 




677 


1969 


Wedgewood Avenue 


from 


Moore Street 




476 


1967 


West Street 


from 


Woburn Street to Reading Line 


8 


372 


1894 


Westdale Avenue 


f rom 


West Street 


1 


211 


1942 


Wicks Circle 


f rom 


Everett Avenue 




533 


1971 


Wightman Road 


f rom 


Warren Road to Tewksbury Line 




239 


1954 


Wi 1 d Avenue 


from 


Grove Avenue 


1 


050 


1910 


Wildwood Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


5 


290 


1894 


Williams Avenue 


f rom 


Main Street 




706 


1940 


Wilson Street 


from 


Federal Street 




760 


1943 


Wilton Drive 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1 


151 


1966 


Winchell Road 


from 


Grove Avenue to Burnap 




193 


1945 


Wing Road 


from 


Woburn Street 




746 


1958 


Wi sser Street 


f rom 


Main Street to Brand Avenue 


1 


146 


1950 


Woburn Street 


f rom 


Andover Street to Woburn Line 


23 


122 


1894 


Woodland Road 


from 


Lowell Street 


1 


174 


1969 



(s) ACCEPTED 



52 



Fourth of July Committee 



The Fourth of July Committee Is very pleased to make its 1982 report - report of progress and increasing 
involvement by the residents of the town with the industrial community to become the Wilmington Family. 

Armed with a small bank roll and a slogan of "Fun on the Fourth", the Committee began a week of activities 
to raise funds: athletic events for industry and townspeople, a week long carnival, and our own food 
concession; feed the people - a combination of suppers and breakfasts served on the common by our service 
organizations (Sons of Italy, Rotary, K of C, Minutemen, Lions and Kiwanis); and provide entertainment - a 
concert every night on the Gazebo and fireworks on Kiddie's Night and the Fourth of July. 

The highlights of the week was the activities that began on the Ath of July with over 100 participants In 
both the Doll Carriage and Bicycle Parades, which we are sure kindled a lot of memories. The day continued 
with youth games, a chicken barbecue and a concert that attracted large numbers of our Wilmington faml]y. 

The day was capped off with the town sharing in the 25th Anniversary of Sweetheart Plastics, who served 
banana boats at the 1957 prices (45«f) and sponsored a gigantic fireworks display, to the delight of 
thousands of people who jammed the High School fields, parking lots and the Town Common. 

The whole program was a complete success, and one of the goals of the Committee was accomplished with the 
re-opening of the old library as the Ath of July Headquarters and the Pop Warner organization becoming the 
first town group to use the facilities for its meeting as the guests of the Committee. 

The Committee would like to thank all the town departments, organizations and the countless volunteers who 
gave of their free time to make our week so successful. We look forward to making this a town tradition 
with the Wilmington family. 



Constable 



During the year the following notices and warrants were posted: 

Posted 
6 Places 



Event 

Annual Town Election 
State Primary Elect! 
Special Town Meeting 



State Primary Election 6 Places 

6 Places 



Pate 

March 2A , 1982 
August 18, 1982 
August 2A, 1982 



53 



School Committee 



The Srhoo] Committee of the Town of Wilmington herewith presents Its report for the year 1982. The 
memhership of the Committee Is as follows: 

Linda T. McMenlmen, Chairperson 
Philip A. Fenton, Sr., Vice Chairperson 
Lester E. White, Secretary 
John D. Brooks 
Bridget T. Zukas 
Robert Peterson 

A total of twenty-one (21) regular meetings, three (3) special meetings, two (2) budget meetings, three (3^ 
meetings to Interview candidates, and several executive sessions were held in 1982. Subcommittees foi 
negotiations, personnel, and other needs were also held throughout the year. 

GRADE ORGANIZATION STUDY 

Internal committees were developed for the purpose of reviewing the current grade organization anc 
alternatives which Included K-8, 9-12; K-5, 6-8, K-6, 7-9, 10-12. In addition to the reports of eacl 
committee, the New England School Development Council was contracted to study each alternative, proivide 
accurate population projections for the next five and ten years, and to recommend a plan for the utllizatlor 
of school buildings for the next five years. NESDEC held a variety of meetings with the public, other 
school personnel and reported to the School Committee in a public meeting their findings and 
recommendations. The School Committee accepted the NESDEC Report, but took no action upon the 
recommendations regarding buildings or facilities plans for the future. 

HIGH SCHOOL FACILITIES 

A major outcome of the NESDEC facilities report was the conclusions regarding the need for renovation and 
additional building space at the Wilmington High School. It was found that the facility has numerous 
substandard areas which need to be corrected to provide for safety and appropriate instruction for high 
school students. The NESDEC study was consistent with the School Committee Task Force on Facilities, and 
the Accreditation report of the New England Association of Secondary Schools last year. 

The School Committee accepted in principle the need for renovation but has not voted to identify the extent 
of renovation/addition desirable as the educational specifications. 

STAFF RECRUITMENT 

Candidates were screened and hired in the areas of Mathematics, Science, English, and Industrial Arts ir 
1982. Although the pool of candidates is large in certain areas, a reduction of candidates is becoming 
evident In Mathematics, Science, and Industrial Arts. It may become an increasing problem in the 
recruitment of teachers within the next five years. 

CENTRAL OFFICE 

Acting Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Carol Sager, was appointed as Superintendent for an initial three year 
contract which began in June, 1982. 

Other positions filled in 1982 include Robert P. Horan as the Assistant Superintendent of Schools, and Frank 
J. Antonelll as Business Manager. 



54 



RETIREMENTS 



A number of persons who served Wilmington retired in 1982. They include: 

Dominic DeGrazia - Music/Band Teacher 
Mildred Bean - Home Economics Teacher 
Ronald Kennedy - Mini-bus Driver 
Frances Martin - Cafeteria 
Hannah Giddings - Cafeteria 
Vita 0. Sinopoli - Secretary 

The Committee thanks each of these persons who have served the Wilmington School Department and wishes them 
success in their retirements. 

COMPUTER FACILITIES 

The High School computer facilities were updated in 1982 which will provide increased student Instruction 
and comprehensive administrative capabilities. This computer facility and selected software will provide 
for increased efficiency and the improved management of information. 

The School Committee thanks all of the parents, other town personnel, and professional staff who have 
contributed to a successful 1982. 



Superintendent of Schools 



I am pleased to submit the Annual Report of the activities of the Wilmington Public Schools for the year 
1982. A review of the year's activities brings out the following highlights: 

BASIC SKILLS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 

During the spring of 1982, students in grades 3,6, and 8 were tested for competency in writing. Skills in 
capitalization, punctuation, grammar and usage, and content development were tested. Students at the 
seventh grade level were tested for Listening Skills, as mandated by the state. Remediation programs have 
been instituted for those students who were judged as not meeting minimum standards. 

DATA PROCESSING 

During the summer of 1982, the in-house Digital Equipment Corporation PDP11/3A computer system was upgraded 
considerably in its performance capability and its utilization was expanded to take advantage of that 
increased capacity. Twenty-four terminals throughout the school system, sixteen of which are for student 
classroom use, are currently on-line. Student information maintenance, business office services. Guidance 
Department and Special Education functions have all been directly enhanced by Increased functionabili ty . 
Dependency upon outside computer services has been eliminated. Expansion of computer literacy within cur- 
riculum areas as well as improved administrative services will be ongoing. 

ART 

The Art Department sponsored a K-12 Festival of Art and Music in June in cooperation with the Wilmington 
Council for the Arts, and contributed to the art exhibit for the Fourth of July Committee's Festival. 

In December, the Art Department exhibited large murals and student art works at the Shriners' Auditorium to 
coincide with the school system's Winter Concert. 



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A number of Wilmington students received statewide recognition for their art ability through awards and, 
scholarships. These students included Kelly Forrestall (Massachusetts Federated Women's Clubs Scholarship),! 
and Tim Barry (Boston University Summer Visual Arts Scholarship), and Robert Pierce (Boston Globe ScholasticI 
Art Gold Key Award in Photography), and seven students who were selected to participate in the Scholastic 
Art Exhibit at Bradford College in Haverhill. 

GAPEER AND OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION 

The Career and Occupational Education Department received monies in the sum of $13,454.00 from a federally 
funded program promoting technology in classroom programs in the areas of Business Math, Accounting, Type- 
writing, and Fundamentals of Business, With this money the Career and Occupational Education Department has 
taken steps to acquire a Wang Office Information System 105-1. Utilizing this equipment, the Department is 
planning to introduce word processing into the existing full-year business machines course. Business stu- 
dents in grades 11 and 12 will be given training to acquire entry-level job skills in word processing, now a 
very competitive career area and a talent for which there is a high demand locally, 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE 

Approximately one hundred and fifty Wilmington High School students began the 1982-1983 school year in a 
level IV or V course in either French, Italian, or Spanish, This the highest number of students ever 
enrolled in these levels, A decade ago only fourteen students were enrolled in French IV and French V, the 
only advanced courses offered at that time, 

A group of very serious-minded foreign language students enrolled in Latin II for the 1982-1983 school 
year. The curriculum includes the review and presentation of all essential Latin grammar and the stories of 
Hercules and of Julius Caesar's famous Gallic wars. 

Where do one hundred million French-speaking people live? Beginning level French students are learning that 
French speaking people do not live only in France but also in many other countries in Europe, in North 
America, in South America, in Central America, in Asia, and in Africa, As part of their course work, stu- 
dents are reading articles and seeing films and filmstrips about the various places where French is spoken. 

In the spring Senor Juan Oreo, an English teacher from Spain, spoke to foreign language students at the West 
Intermediate School, the North Intermediate School, and at the High School, Senor Oteo talked about the 
exchange program he runs in the Merrimack Valley for his students who are learning English, and invited our 
students to welcome one of his students into their home. As a result, several Wilmington families had a 
Spanish teenager living with them during the month of July, Daily excursions were run for the Spanish 
students and their "brothers" and "sisters", 

LANGUAGE ARTS/ENGLISH 

An Honors Program for students in English has been established in Grades 7-10, The purpose of this program 
is to provide increased challenge and opportunities for creativity and to develop skills necessary for col- 
lege bound students. Special segments have been designated in each grade level and at both intermediate 
schools and at the high school. 

Students from the Honors sections as well as other students may enroll in two new courses offered by the 
English Department for juniors and seniors. Students in these courses take the Advanced Placement Exami- 
nation given by the Educational Testing Service. Success in this exam makes possible advanced placement, 
college placement, or both, depending upon the policy of the college to which the student is admitted. 

The AP Language, Usage, and writing course gives students the chance to improve their written skills and 
develop styles of writing adaptable to different occasions in college. The AP American/World Literature 
course offers a careful reading of various examples of American and World Literature from several genres and 
periods, giving close attention to an author's own language and style. 

During the past year the English Department has offered after school seminars to prepare interested students 
for the verbal section of the SAT exams. These seminars offer exercises and instruction in the vocabulary, 
analogies, sentence completion, and reading comprehension sections, as well as test-taking strategies. 
Students also practice taking sample exams in a simulated testing situation. 

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND ATHLETICS 



The Physical Education teachers, acting with the school nurses, implemented the Wilmington School Department 
Postural Screening Program In Physical Education classes during November, 1982. The purpose of this screen- 
ing was to find early signs of possible spinal problems in children grades 5-9. It is not a diagnostic 
service but a program to identify young people who might need further medical evaluation. This screening 
will be conducted each year for grades 5-9. 

The Physical Education Department cited several students for Outstanding Achievement in Physical Education. 
Recognized for their achievements Included Joanna Bowman and Daniel Kumm ('82); Debra Lange , Michael Manni, 
and Jay Rowe ('83), Lisa Desforge, Cheryl Evans, Dennis Moran, and Thomas Ross ('84); and Dante Demarco, Kim 
Mytlch, and William O'Donnell ('85). 

In Athletics, Wilmington student-athletes distinguished themselves in the field and in the classroom, and 
received state and national recognition for their work. The 1982 Girls Field Hockey Team, coached by Jan 
Cassldy, won their eighth Merrimack Valley League Championship in the last thirteen years. Megan Donnelly 
('82), a freshmen at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was named to the first team field hockey 
All-Amerlcan squad. Anne Ryan ('83) Field Hockey), Mary McNaughton ('83 Cross Country), and Eddie Olshaw 
('83 Football) were named to the Boston Globe All Scholastic teams in their respective sports. Numerous 
other student-athletes were named to All Merrimack Valley League teams. 

In the classroom seven of the "top ten" academically ranked students in the class of 1982 were student- 
athletes. These students who successfully met the vigorous demands of academics and athletics Included 
Valedictorian James Marsh, John Zalno, Megan Donnelly, Craig Richards, Joseph Deegan, Patricia Quinn, and 
Joanne To bey. 

Top athletic awards in the class of 1982 included the Dr. Gerald Fagan Award (outstanding athlete) to Megan 
Donnelly (U, Mass.) and Ted Moran (U.S. Military Academy), the Lawrence H. Gushing Award (scholarship and 
sportsmanship) to Paula Burns (U. Penn.) and Craig Richards (U. Lowell), the Harold "Ding" Drlscoll Award 
(most dedication to sports) to Mary Beth Gentile (Springfield) and John Gushing (New Preparatory), and the 
George Spanos Memorial Award (contribution to W.H.S. athletics) to Mr. Daniel Spriggs, teacher at the West 
Intermediate School. 

READING 

The Reading Department and the Wilmington Memorial Library Children's Department, to promote summer reading, 
implemented the first cooperative Summer Reading Program in 1982. Special reading folders for recording 
summer reading activities were distributed to all elementary school children, who used their "Summer Season 
Ticket" when visiting the public library during July and August. Summer reading activities were available. 
In the fall, certificates were awarded to all children who attended the public library and participated in 
reading activities during the summer. 

During 1982 the Reading Department prepared a new list of books to assist parents in helping their children 
choose books for pleasure reading. Suggested book titles at each grade level, K-8, were compiled and brief 
history summaries were Included. Classics, biographies, mysteries, tales of fantasy, and award-winning 
stories were carefully selected in order to foster a love and interest in reading. 

The Volunteer Reading Tutor Program completed its ninth year. Each volunteer works with one child on a 
one-to-one basis for a half hour, two days per week. The tutors reinforce those reading skills that the 
classroom teachers felt would be most beneficial to each child. Last year the tutors were assigned to the 
Shawsheen, Wlldwood, and Woburn Street Schools. Those students who received tutorial services benefited 
greatly. 

The Title I program was renamed Chapter I, yet continues to be a program of federal aid to local school dis- 
tricts to help meet special education characteristics, and retains most of the basic project design charac- 
teristics. During the year. Chapter I Reading provided small group reading instruction to one hundred 
thirty seven children in grades 1-6. An important component of the Chapter I Reading Program is the local 
Parent Advisory Council. General PAC meetings included performance of plays by students, poetry recitation, 
and choral readings. Attendance by Chapter I parents was exceptionally high. 



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SCIENCE 

The Science Department has adopted the new Accent on Science program for its elementary level. For the 
first time In years, students in grades 1 and 2 will have a formal science program. Careers in science and 
technology are an integral part of the new program, which stresses the latest scientific facts and labora- 
tory exercises. 

Honors Geology and Marine Biology have been reinstituted in the high school curriculum. We are stressing 
these "Earth Studies" programs as an important part of our total science program in an effort to keep cur- 
rent with the demands and concerns in those specific fields. 

A group of our Advanced Chemistry students participated in a joint program with the Olin Chemical 
Corporation. In several Informative meetings both at the Olin plant and at the high school. Our students 
became familiar with the operation of a modern chemical plant and with the role of a Chemical Engineer, 

SPECIAL EDUCATION 

The Special Education Department has endeavored to apply computer technology to the operation of certain 
aspects of the program. State and Federal regulations require the maintenance of large amounts of statis- 
tical, census, and fiscal information. Having been connected to the high school computer by a terminal now 
located in our office, the Special Education staff has begun the process of converting and entering state 
and federally required census and fiscal data. The new computer capability will also provide an improved 
monitoring system for annual reevaluat ions of special needs students in each school, as well as provide an 
additional tool for the management of other aspects of the Special Education Program and budget. 

Future plans call for the development of a computerized system for developing Individual Educational Plans 
(lEP) for Special Needs Students. The use of computer technology in this area will serve to significantly 
diminish the amount of time Special Education teaching staff spend on writing individual Educational Plans, 
thus enabling them to provide more time and instruction to their students. 

SHAWSHEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

In September of 1982 the Shawsheen Elementary School housed 636 students in twenty-six classrooms. This 
total number of students reflects the successful integration of former Boutwell School students a year 
earlier with Shawsheen School pupils. The Shawsheen district now comprises that area on the Shawsheen side 
of Main Street from Tewksbury to the Woburn line. The few exceptions that do exist are necessary to better 
balance class size. In addition, Shawsheen also accomodates the Special Education Department and the 
Reading Department, both moved to this site due to the closing of the Curriculum Center in 1981. 

The fifth and sixth grades continue the school year with homogeneous groupings in mathematics as a means of 
providing more effectively for individual needs. Fifth and sixth graders quickly acclimated themselves to 
the changing of classrooms, and teachers feel comfortable with this specialized approach to mathematics 
instruction. Past experience has proven the approach most successful particularly for entry to junior high 
school where grouping in mathematics is firmly in place. 

Once again last summer Shawsheen hosted the Headstart Program and a weekday meals program for senior citi- 
zens. Both programs ran simultaneously and the whirlwind of activity surrounding preschoolers was well 
balanced by the tranquility of senior men and women enjoying a dally repast. 

It was unfortunate that reductions in the town budget forced the closing of the dental clinic which had been 
located at Shawsheen for a number of years. Each year students had the opportunity for free examination, 
cleaning, and fluoride treatment by a dental hyglenist. Once established at Shawsheen, its availability was 
utilized each summer by the Head Start Program. The clinic served hundreds of students over the years, and 
Its absence will be felt. 

WILMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 

The students of Wilmington High School demonstrated their excellence and high aspirations by achieving suc- 
cess in a variety of scholarship competitions, contest, and activities. 

Five Wilmington High School students were rated as being among the top 5% of the nation's high school 
students by the National Merit Scholarship Program. These commended students are Marjorie Campbell, Marie 
MacDonald , Joseph Pelletler, Mary Beth Quinn, and Jannie Wolff. 



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The Century III Award for excellence in community as well as academic affairs was presented to Mary Beth 
Quinn ('83), who was also nominated for the Daughters of the American Revolution's Edith Scott Magna 
Scholarship. After competing at the local level, Leonard Davis' ('83) poem was selected to be entered in 
the National Council of English Teachers' Haiku contest. Michael Pittaro ('85) was nominated to attend the 
Hugh O'Brien Youth Foundation Leadership Seminar. In addition, Christine McMenimen ('84) was nominated to 
participate in the Massachusetts Advanced Studies Program. 

The High School, in conjunction with the Wilmington League of Women Voters, sponsors a student government 
program. Students are elected to the various offices in the town government, and in turn appoint the 
various committees. After meeting with the adult office holders for a number of workshops, the students 
conduct their own meeting. The participants thus have the opportunity to learn how the town functions by 
studying it in a very practical way. Several former members of Student Government Day activities are 
serving the town in an elective or an appointed capacity. 

The Junior Achievement Program is conducted after school hours and is designed to introduce students to the 
business world. Participants form their own company, sell stock, and develop, manufacture, and market a 
product. Their company then declares a profit/loss. Whatever the financial outcome, the students learn 
about the American way of doing business. The advisors for the program are from our own business com- 
munity. Local companies currently sponsoring a student program include Compugraphic , General Electric, 
Avco, and Olin Chemical. 

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has extended Wilmington High School's accredia- 
tion for one year. Although recognizing the high school's declining enrollment, the NEASC is concerned with 
the quality of the building's space, especially in the science, industrial arts, and physical education 
areas . 

The school's declining population and our more sophisticated computerized scheduling system have enabled the 
high school's administration to place all students in study halls this year. As our student population con- 
tinues to decline, study halls will be scheduled in classrooms rather than in the cafeteria. Furthermore, 
the declining enrollment has forced the reduction in the number of courses being offered to satisfy the 
diverse Interests and needs of the student body. 

STATUS OF THE CLASS OF 1982 



To four year non-state colleges and universities... 38 (13.2%) 

To four year state colleges and universities 41 (14.3%) 

To two year non-state colleges 11 ( 3.9%) 

To two year state colleges 34 (11.9%) 

To nursing schools 3 (1.0%) 

To other post high school education 12 ( 4.2%) 

Total to further education 139 (48.5%) 

To working forces 135 (47.0%) 

To military service 3 ( 1.0%) 

To marriage and work 10 ( 3.5%) 

TOTAL 287 (100.0%) 



In conclusion I would like to take this opportunity to extend my appreciation to the School Committee, 
administrator, teachers, parents and students who contributed their efforts to the Wilmington Public Schools 
during the 1982 school year. A special note of thanks to the many town departments that cooperated with the 
school system in 1982. 



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Shawsheen Regional 
Vocational/Technical School 



January of 1982 saw us in a situation where our enrollment had grown to 1772 students which was considerably 
above our physical capacity. The reason for this overage was In fulfilling the request of the Regional 
School Committee to cut the budget, it had been necessary to eliminate the afternoon program and to increase 
the number of eighth graders normally coming in from AOO to 450. With the addition of 210 students, this 
created over-crowded conditions which we were able to closely monitor, particularly the overcrowded 
corridors to make sure that there were no safety hazards created. September of 1982 showed an adjustment 
made which brought the overall numbers closer to normal. 

PLACENfENT - The success of Shawsheen Tech may be measured on the ability to place the graduates in jobs for 
which they have been trained. In a report from our Placement Department, we find that of the 402 seniors 
who graduated this past June, only four are still in the process of looking for employment. This can be 
Interpreted as the unemployment of 1% which contrasts sharply with the unemplojnnent of Massachusetts as well 
as nation-wide, and demonstrates the effectiveness of the training Shawsheen Tech students receive. 

COST PER PUPIL - It is apparent that because of the nature of a technical school the costs per pupil are 
considerably higher than at an academic high school. However, since the federal and state governments rec- 
ognize the Importance of this type of training, they have made possible reimbursements which have cut down 
the cost to the local tax payers. Our Business Manager reports in 1982-83, the net cost for a student at- 
tending Shawsheen Tech is $1,667. In Bedford, the cost per pupil was established at $2,650 with a savings 
of $84,280 for the 98 students attending Shawsheen; Burlington's cost is $2,012 with a savings of $50,838 
for the 229 pupils attending Shawsheen; Wilmington's cost is $2,202 with a savings of $124,012 for 308 
pupils attending Shawsheen; Tewksbury's cost is $2,182 with a savings of $194,040 for 495 pupils attending 
Shawsheen; and Billerica's cost per pupil is $1,721 for a savings of $42,090 for the 610 students attending 
Shawsheen. The total savings to the entire district is $411,088. 

NEW DEVELOPMENTS - Word Processing - Our Business Technology staff has anticipated the very rapid growth of 
word processing and a few years ago established a project in conjunction with the personnel from Hanscom Air 
Force Base whereby training is done on non-classified material which gives our students an opportunity to 
get some first-hand experience in the use of word processing equipment. We have been fortunate to develop 
this area so that now we have 16 units. This has also made it possible for the seniors in the Business 
Education Departments of the local high schools to come here in the afternoon from 2:30 - 5:00 in order to 
acquire skills in the use of word processing equipment. 

The Cosmetology program has been refined from a two to a three year program giving additional training and 
making the graduates more proficient in this area. 

The Electronics and Electro-mechanical programs have been combined into an Industrial Electronics course. 

Realizing the Importance of mini-computers, we were able to acquire 9 mini-computers which were established 
in an area close to Business Technology and it is expected this equipment will be utilized In the developing 
of reading and comprehensive skills during the time that students take academic subjects. 

Other changes made this past year Include the establishment of a copy center and the relocation of the 
reading lab into a carpeted room as well as relocating the word processing equipment into a larger room. 

ADULT EDUCATION - Adult Education continues to be self-supporting. In the spring of 1982 there were approx- 
imately 500 adults enrolled in the various programs. In the fall of 1983, the number increased to over 784. 

I have felt that the effectiveness of our school should be measured by the maximum use of its facilities. 
As a result, through the efforts of the Area Coordinator, Mr. McDermott, we were able to establish a number 
of adult training programs, the cost of which are paid for by grants received through the State Department 
of Education . 



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OUTSIDE PROJECTS - We have always prided ourselves on helping the five towns in any construction or re- 
modeling work required. This past year considerable work was done in the Senior Citizen Center in Tewksbury 
and the ramp for the handicapped was Installed in the front of the Billerica Town Hall. In addition, the 
yearly project of building a house was undertaken and in the spring, one house was completed in Tewksbury 
and in the fall of 1982, the project for the school year was to build a house in Bedford. 

STUDENTS ACTIVITIES - Listed under Student Activities are the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, the 
annual Red Cross Blood Drive, Toys for Tots and the school beautif ication program. The annual Open House 
was held on April 29 and all the shops were operational with demonstrations that would be of interest to the 
public. It was a huge success with approximately 4500 people in attendance. 

ATHLETICS - Shawsheen Tech won the Commonwealth Athletic Conference Championship in Hockey. The team made 
the second round of the State Competition. 

GRADUATION - Sunday, June 6, saw the ninth graduating class which was comprised of 402 seniors. This was 
held at the Shrlners Auditorium in Wilmington which was almost filled to capacity with approximately 5000 in 
attendance 

ADVISORY COMMITTEES - The Craft Advisory Committee in keeping with our past practices, met in the spring and 
fall and continue to be very important in updating our curriculum and equipment in the various shop areas. 
The General Advisory Committee meets periodically to review the total operation of our school and to make 
suggestions for its growth and direction. 

BUSING - In order to further conserve funds, we adopted a double busing schedu]e whereby using 20 buses in- 
stead of 39, we bus in grades 10 and 12 so that they are ready to start school at 7:30 a.m. and return for a 
second run bringing in grades 9 and 11 who start at 8:16 a.m. This operation has saved us approximately 
$130,000. In addition, it cut down the number of students coming into the building at one time so that they 
are much easier to control. The administrative staff agrees that the double busing operation has been quite 
successful and we will recommend that it continue. 

SUPERINTENDENTS' MEETING - In the spring of this year a meeting was held of the five superintendents with 
the administrative staff from Shawsheen Tech. The purpose of this meeting is to establish communications 
between the school superintendents of the five towns and we find it is of great value in having the indi- 
viduals discuss various matters of mutual concern. 

BASIC SKILLS - This year saw the establishment of a Basic Skills Committee to review the communicative skill 
levels by the students in our school. We are well aware that the Commissioner of Education has emphasized 
on a number of occasions his concern for the development of Basic Skills in all of our schools. He is 
particularly concerned that when seniors are ready to graduate, they will have acquired ability in their 
communicative skills to adjust to the world of business and industry. 

QUOTA MEETING - A suggestion was made to review the quota system, established in 1973, for entering 
students. With the drastic changes in enrollment, I suggested that the quotas be revised so that the oppor- 
tunity would be given for those students who were most deserving from all of the five towns. At present, 
all of the applicants from Bedford and Burlington are accepted, whereas only a portion of those applying 
from the other three towns are admitted This matter is currently under advisement and hopefully an adjust- 
ment will be made for the coming year. 

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES - Project S.E.E. involves the fifth and sixth grades of some of the towns where students 
spend a day at Shawsheen Tech, the purpose of which contributes to career education so that they can under- 
stand the opportunities here at Shawsheen Tech. 

PUBLIC RELATIONS - We have hosted various groups throughout the year including the Burlington Rotary Club, 
Wilmington Women's Club, Wilmington Parents' Club and the Billerica Chamber of Commerce with whom we are 
working closely. 

VISIT BY COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION - On December 16 we were honored by a visit by the Commissioner of Edu- 
cation, John H. Lawson, and the Associate Commissioner in charge of Occupational Education, David Cronin. 
We understand both were very impressed by the efficiency in the overall appearance of the school of the 
school as well as the attitude of the students and teachers. We received letters of commendation from both 
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Shawsheen Tech continues to be a significant factor in the educational process of the five towns that com- 
prise the region. In view of the rapidly changing economic conditions, I firmly believe that every high 
school student that graduates should have a salable skill. This can be made possible by increasing the 
sphere of operation of those at Shawsheen Tech and for the Industrial arts personnel of the five high 
schools to adjust their objectives so that students will acquire training in an entry level skill. The fact 
that our graduates have been able to become employed in the face of high unemployment that exists reflects 
the ability of our students to become well trained, the quality of our teachers who are instrumental in de- 
veloping this training, and the acceptance of Industry and business of our graduates to fulfill the jobs 
that are available. 



Elected Representatives of the School Committee are: 



Burlington 



Anthony R. Mazzone John C. Murphy 

Joseph L. Rogers, Chairman John P. Miller 



Tewksbury 



Kenneth L. Buffum, Secy./Treas. Richard E. Griffin 

Bernard Hoar Wilson E. Brazile 



Wilmington 



Lawrence P. Flaherty, Vice Chairman 
Frank McLean 



Regular meetings of the Regional School Committee were held the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. 
Special meetings were called by the Chairman as the need arose. The time and place of all the meetings are 
duly posted by the District Town Clerks at least forty-eight hours in advance. Unless otherwise noted, the 
meetings are held at the school facility located at 100 Cook Street, Billerlca. These meetings are open to 
the public and residents of the District are welcome to attend. 

Once again it Is a pleasure serving as Chairman of the Shawsheen Valley Regional School Committee. It was 
another busy year for the Committee, and as Chairman, I would like to relate some of the issues we had to 
face . 



The beginning of the year met with the approval of a no increase budget, to the delight olf the member 
towns, and within budget limitations, areas throughout the school were upgraded to keep abreast of in- 
dustry. Equipment in the computer and word processing shops began to take on a new look, as well as culin- 
ary arts and business education departments. 



A school library selection policy was approved based on the American Library Association format and the 
policies of local schools. 



Due to the economic situation within the District, new programs for training and retraining were started, 
such as Word Processing, Computer Operators, Programmers, Maintenance Mechanics, Homemakers Assessment 
Training (involved training people in typing, shorthand and accounting.) Also, to meet the needs of the 
school and to be effective and efficient in the school operation, a copy center was established. 



The Boss System of energy control has had more of a trial run and the report shows a substantial reduction 
in energy use and dollar savings. Also the revamping of the bus schedule proved a huge saving in 
transportation costs. 

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Project S.C.O.P.E. is our afternoon skills training program for special needs students in the five towns. 
This program is under the supervision of the Area Coordinator, John McDermott. 

The Summer School with five hundred students and sixteen offerings was made available as was evening adult 
education classes on a self-supporting basis. 

The Advisory Committees continue to meet with the administration and staff throughout the year. These ad- 
visors are extremely important to Shawsheen Tech in keeping up with the newest developments in business and 
Industry. The high quality of Instruction In skill training at Shawsheen is due, in part, to the com- 
mittees, who give much time. Due to their efforts, courses are evaluated and changes made periodically. 
The General Advisory Committee has proposed a campaign to change the school's image in order to improve the 
enrollment of certain towns. 

The Annual VICA competition was held and the Shawsheen students came away with eleven gold medals, four 
silver, seven bronze and seven student honorable mention. Shawsheen finished in the top 15%. 

Throughout the year, the Student Council met with the School Committee to discuss problems of concern to the 
students. This council was instrumental in drafting a new student handbook. 

The Committee is proud of the scholastic achievement of its students and graduates, many of whom have gone 
on to further their education at local colleges. We are also proud of their participation in charitable 
drives for funds to help the less fortunate and the annual blood bank drive in conjunction with the American 
Red Cross. 

The Annual House Building Program, awarded to a Bedford resident, is progressing nicely. Throughout the 
year, the students in the various crafts are available to the member towns. The past year has found them 
busy, remodeling and constructing projects within the member towns. A call to the school is the only thing 
necessary to receive particulars. The school welcomes the opportunity to be of service. 

Graduation for the tenth season was held at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington. The Committee Is 
grateful to the Shriners for allowing us to use their facilities. This year sixty-seven graduates received 
scholarships to further their education; the largest number in Shawsheen Tech's history. 

With regret, the resignation of the Assistant Director, Paul Ahern, was received. Paul resigned to accept 
the position of Superintendent-Director of the North Shore Peglonal School District. The subcommittee Is 
presently Involved In a search for an Assistant Director. 

The District School Committee is grateful to the member towns for their much needed support and assistance. 
To the faculty and staff of the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, a thank you for your cooperation 
during the year, and to the student body for their effort In striving to succeed in their chosen fields. 
The Chairman thanks the School Committee members, my co-workers, and the administrative staff for making my 
year as Chairman a productive and pleasant one. 



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WARRANT FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - APRIL 17, 1982 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



TO: EITHER OF THE CONSTABLES OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON: 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescribed in the By-Laws of 
said town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the town qualified to vote in Town 
affairs to meet and assemble at the High School Gymnasium, Saturday the seventeen day of April, A.D. 1982 at 
9:45 o'clock in the forenoon, the polls to be opened at 10:00 a.m. and shall be closed at 8:00 p.m. for the 
election of Town Offices: 

ARTICLE 1. To bring in your votes on one ballot respectively for the following named offices, to wit: Two 
Selectmen one for the term of three years. One for the term of two years (unexpired term); One Moderator 
for the term of one year; Two Members of the School Committee for the term of three years; One Member of 
the Housing Authority for the term of five years; One for the term of one year (unexpired term); One 
Member of the Regional Vocational School Committee for the term of three years. 

QUESTION No. 1. Shall the Town of Wilmington be allowed to exempt the amounts required to pay for the bond 
to be issued in order to pay for the Town share of the cost for the Silver Lake Interceptor Sewer Project as 
previously authorized and confirmed by Article 1 of the Special Town Meeting of September 22, 1980? 

QUESTION No. 2. Shall an act passed by the General Court in the year Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-one 
entitled "An Act providing for recall elections in the Town of Wilmington" be accepted? 

Yes 



NO 

SUMMARY: 

An affirmative vote on this question will amend the "Charter" of the Town of Wilmington by adding a recall 
procedure for elected officers, A negative will leave the present "Charter". This Act will take effect upon 
the affirmative vote of a majority of the voters voting and may be revoked by a majority to vote at an 
annual or special town meeting. The Act provided that one hundred fifty voters may file an affidavit with 
the town clerk, naming the elected official to be recalled and a statement of grounds, petition blanks, 
addressed to the Board of Selectmen, shall then be signed by at least 10 per cent of the total number of 
registereed voters and shall state the grounds for the recall. After certification by the registrars the 
Selectmen must file notice to the official subject to the recall. The officer may resign within five days 
of a special election must be held within sixty days after certification. Ballots used in the recall shall 
allow a voter to choose a) recall; b) against recall; and c) candidates for the unexpired term of the 
official to be recalled. If the majority of votes cast is against recall, no further counting is required. 
If the majority favors recall then the votes for the condidates shall be counted and candidate receiving the 
highest number of votes shall be declared elected for the balance of the unexpired term. 

You are also hereby further required and directed to notify and warn the said inhabitants of the Town of 
Wilmington who are qualified to vote on elections and Town affairs therein to assemble subsequently and meet 
in the Town Meeting at the High School Gymnasium, Church Street, in said Town of Wilmington, on Saturday the 
Twenty-fourth day of April, A.D. 1982 at 1:30 p.m., then and there to act on the following articles; 

In accordance with the above Warrant, the meeting was called to order by the Moderator, Mr. John M. Callan, 
at John M. Callan, at 10:00 a.m. and as much of the Warrant as is noted above was read and upon the motion 
of Mr. William Russell, it was moved and seconded and so voted to dispense with further reading of the 
Warrant . 



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All voting machines were opened and the zero sheets were posted so that the condidates could examine them 
before the polls were opened. The checkers were prepared with their voting lists and voter Identification 
cards and everything was In readiness at 10:00 a.m. 

The polls were declared open at 10:00 a.m. by Moderator, John M. Callan, this being his last official act as 
he does not appear on this ballot. He signed the Warrant he read from and cast the FIRST vote of the day. 

At 8:00 p.m. the polls were declared closed and the printer packs were removed from the back of the voting 
machines and once copy was given to the tally clerks, one was posted outside the railing so that each candi- 
date could add up his own totals at once. There were seventy-three (73) absentee ballots cast which were 
added to the machine totals. 

The Town Clerk read the results of this election at 9:30 p.m. 

All the totals from the twenty-five machines plus the absentee ballots were recorded and declaration thereof 
made, as by law is directed and were for the following: 



SELECTMEN - Three years (Vote for two) 

Elected Robert J. Cain, 39 Arlene Avenue 1522 

Dianna C. Holmes, 13 Benson Road 364 

Anthony J. C. Pastore, 10 Broad Street 898 

Blanks 109 

2893 

SELECTMEN - Two years (Vote for one) 

Jay J. Donovan, 12 Jones Avenue 828 

Anne Mahoney, 5 Evans Drive 239 

Elected James C. Stewart, 95 Middlesex Avenue 1005 

Dennis J. Volpe, 8 Reed Street 700 

Blanks 121 

2893 

MODERATOR - One year (Vote for one) 

Elected Michael A. Calra, 3 Moore Street 1900 

Blanks 993 

2893 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE - Three years (Vote for two) 

James A. Demos, 40 Hopkins Street 777 

Elected Linda McMenlmen, 14 Grace Drive 997 

Anthony Accardi, Jr., 8 Scaltrito Drive 794 

Douglas R. McEvoy, 8 Evans Drive 302 

Elected Robert G. Peterson, 57 Swain Road 1769 

Blanks 1147 

5786 

WILMINGTON HOUSING AUTHORITY Five years (Vote for one) 

Lorraine Brozyna, 18 Boutwell Street 1218 

Elected William F. Strob, Sr. Mystic Avenue 1441 

Blanks 234 



' i 2893 

' WILMINGTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY - Five years (Vote for one) 
Elected Vaughn R. Surprenant, 10 Reed Street 

Blanks 

if 

" WILMINGTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY - One year (Vote for one) 
Elected Sidney R. Kaizer, 5 Cottage Street 

Blanks 

'"[li REGIONAL VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE - Three years (Vote for one) 
[Elected Frank McLean, 5 Temple Street 

I Albert F. Reidy, Jr. 453 Shawsheen Avenue 

Blanks 



1903 
990 
2893 



1759 
1134 
2893 



1282 
1111 
500 
2893 



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Question No. 1. 

Shall the Town of Wilmington be allowed to exempt the amounts required to pay for the bond to be issued in 
order to pay for the Town share of the cost for the Silver Lake Interceptor Sewer Project as previously 
authorized and confirmed by Article 1 of the Special Town Meeting of September 22, 1980? 

YES 1352 
NO 737 
BLANKS 804 
2893 

Question No. 2. 

Shall an act passed by the General Court in the year Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-one entitled "An Act pro- 
viding for recall elections in the Town of Wilmington" be accepted? 

YES 1375 
NO 703 
BLANKS 815 
2893 

All elected officials were sworn to the faithful performance of their respective duties by the Town Clerk at 
approximately 9:A5 p.m. 

Tho total number of votes cast were Two thousand eight hundred and ninety three (2893). 31.9% of the regis- 
tered voters of which there are nine thousand and fifty eight (9,058). 

Attest: Priscilla R.W. Lynch 

Town Clerk, Wilmington 



WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING -APRIL 24, 1982 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



TO: EITHER OF THE CONSTABLES OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON: 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and In the manner prescribed in the By-Laws of 
said town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the town qualifed to vote in Town 
affairs to meet and assemble at the High School Gymnasium, Saturday the twenty-fourth day of April A.D. 1982 
at 1:30 p.m. then and there to act on the following articles: 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate fnnds by borrowing or transfer for the purpose of 
providing money in the Public Street Lights Account for the Highway Deptment; or do anything in relation 
thereto. 

Hereof fall not and make due return of this Warrant, or a certified copy thereof with your doings thereon to 
the Town Clerk as soon as may be and before said meeting. Given under our hands and seal of said town this 
15th day of March, A.D. 1982. 

Board of Selectmen 

A. John Imbimbo, Chairman 

Rocco V, DePasquale 

Attest: Michael A. Caira 



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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING AND SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - APRIL Ik, 1982 



On April 24th, 1982 at 1:45 p.m. the Head Teller, Elizabeth Cavanaugh Informed the Moderator that a quorum 
was in fact present. 

The Wilmington Minute Men opened the meeting with their Flag Ceremony, after which Reverend Richard Evans of 
the Methodist Church gave the invocation. 

Michael A. Caira, our new Moderator asked former Moderator John Callan to come forward at which time he 
presented him with a plaque honoring him for his thirteen years as moderator for the town after which Repre- 
sentative James Mlcell presented him with a proclamation. 

This being Michael Caira's first meeting, he asked the voters present to be patient and explained procedures 
of town meeting and asked that any non-voters refrain from participating in any vote, and that they remain 
in the proper area provided for them. 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate funds by borrowing or transfer for the purpose of 
providing money in the Public Street Lights Account of the Highway Department; 

Motion by: R.S. Stapczynski , " I move that the Town vote to transfer within the Fiscal 1982 Highway budget, 
the amount of $33,000 to Account 345, Public Street Lights from these three accounts". 

325 Snow and Ice Control, Gasoline, Oil & Diesel $19,361.00 
305A Road Machinery, Gasoline, Oil & Tires 4,825.00 
992 Relocation of Grove Avenue 8,814.00 
Finance Commitee recommends approval of this article. Motion was seconded by Rocco DePasquale and so voted. 

A motion was made by Wilson Belbin to adjourn the Special Town Meeting and was seconded and so voted. 
Special Town Meeting adjourned at 2:10 p.m. 

At 2:12 p.m. April 24, 1982, the Moderator read the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting, as he was reading 
he was interrupted by Chairman A. John Imbimbo of the Board of Selectmen, "I move that the Moderator dis- 
pense with further reading of the warrant and take up and make reference to each article by number. This 
motion was seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 2. To hear reports of Committees and Act thereon. James C. Stewart, "I move that we pass over this 
article." Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of paying 
unpaid bills of previous years; or do anything in relation thereto. Motion by James C. Stewart, "I move to 
pass over this article." Motion seconded and so voted ^ 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Select- 
men, to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning July 
1, 1982, in accordance with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 4, and to issue a note or 
notes therefor, payable within one year and to renew any notes therefor, payable within one year, and to 
renew any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than one year in accordance with the General 
Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by A. John Imbimbo exactly as printed in above article. Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 5. To see how much money the Town will appropriate for the expenses of the Town and the salaries of 
several Town officers and Departments and determine how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, 
transfer from available funds, or otherwise; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by A. John Imbimbo, "I move that each line item in the Fiscal 1983 Budget or groups of line items not 
be open for reconsideration having once been voted upon until the entire budget has been completed." Motion 
seconded and so voted. 

Finance Committee Chairman, Mary Deislinger, explained some of the reasons for the recommendations and asked 
that the voters refer to the booklet printed by the Finance Committee. 



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GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Selectmen - Legislative 

Salaries $ 2,500.00 

Expenses 5.550.00 

8,050.00 

Selectmen - Elections 

Salaries 7,000.00 

Expenses 1,500.00 

Capital Outlay 20,000.00 

28,500.00 

Registrar of Voters 

Salaries 2,000.00 

Expenses 6,A00.0Q 

8,400.00 

El nance Committee 

Salary 800.00 

Expenses 3,940.00 

4,740.00 

Town Manager 

Salary - Town Manager 36,000.00 

Other Salaries 19,635.00 

Expenses 975.00 

56,610.00 

Town Accountant 

Salary - Town Accountant 25,806.00 

Other Salaries 16,803.00 

Expenses 3,290.00 

Capital Outlay 

45,899.00 

Treasurer 

Salary - Treasurer 17,253.00 

Other Salaries 16,353.00 

Expenses 1,805.00 

Tax Title Foreclosures 12,200.00 

47,611.00 

Collector 

Salary - Collector 20,716.00 

Other Salaries 16,016.00 

Expenses 4,880.00 

41,612.00 

Town Clerk 

Salary - Town Clerk ' 18,554.00 

Other Salaries 15,903.00 

Expenses 600.00 

Capital Outlay 

35,057.00 

Board of Assessors 

Salary - Principal Assessor 31,374.00 

Other Salaries 27,715.00 

Expenses 15,100.00 

74,189.00 

Toun Counsel 

Personal Services and Expenses $ 30,000.00 

30,000.00 



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Town Hall 

Salaries $ 27,815.00 

Expenses 24, SAO. 00 

Capital Outlay 

52,655.00 

Planning Board 

Salary 

Expenses 15,100.00 

Capital Outlay 

15,100.00 

TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT 448,423.00 

PROTECTION - PERSONS & PROPERTY 
Police Department 

Salary - Chief 32,335.00 

Lieutenant 25,056.00 

Sergeants 137,279.00 

Patrolmen 162,129.00 

(Motion by Mary Deislinger, "I move that the sum of $492,129 be appropriated for 
Police Department Salaries - Patrolmen; the sum of $330,000 to be raised by tran- 
fer from Revenue Sharing Account, and the balance of $162,129 to be raised by 
taxation." Motion seconded and so voted.) 

Traffic Supervisors 

Clerks 29,116.00 

Vacation - Flll-In-Cost 23,000.00 

Sick Leave - Fill-InCost '. 22,000.00 

Miscellaneous Extra Details 40,000.00 

Paid Holidays 30,133.00 

Police Dog 600.00 

Specialists 4,050.00 

Night Shift Differential 11,556.00 

*Incentive Pay 24,500.00 

Expenses 47,049.00 

Capital Outlay (Six (6) portable radios with accessories) 8,095.00 

596,898.00 

Constables 

Salaries (*Moved from Unclassified & Reserve Account). 100.00 

Fire 

Salary Chief 35,079.00 

Deputy Chief 28,173.00 

Lieutenants 90,622.00 

Privates 201,127.00 

(Motion by Mary Deislinger, "I move that the sum of $531,127 be appropriated for 
Fire Department Salaries - Privates; and that the sum of $330,000 be raised by 
transfer from the Revenue Sharing Account, and the balance of $201,127 to be 
raised by taxation." Motion seconded and voted.) 

Call Fire & Ambulance 25,842.00 

Vacation - Fill-In-Cost 2,000.00 

Sick Leave - Fill-In-Cost 8,000.00 

Paid Holidays 29,538.00 

*EMt & Incentive Pay 20,600.00 

**0vertime - Fire Alarm Maint 4,000.00 

***Expenses 28,394.00 

Capital Outlay 9,743.00 

$ 483,118.00 

*Transferred from Unclassified & Reserve Account 
**Broken out from expenses 
***Includes EMT Training 



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Civil Defense 

Salary $ 1,500.00 

Expenses 2,715.00 

Capital Outlay 595.00 

4,810.00 

Hog Officer 

Salary 5,200.00 

Expenses 3,950.00 

(Expenses line, vote questioned. Voted Yes 270 No 10) 

Capital Outlay . 

9,150.001 

Building Inspector 

Salary - Building Inspector 23,468.00 

Other Salaries 14,025. 00^ 

Expenses l,660.00l 

Capital Outlay _ . ; 

39,153.00; 

Board of Appeals 

Salary 2,500.00; 

Expenses 260.00! 

Capital Outlay 

2,760.00' 

Sealer of Weights & Measurers 

Salary . 1,500.00 

Expenses 50.00 

1,550.00 

TOTAL PROTECTION PERSONS & PROPERTY 1 , 1 37 , 539 . OQ' 

PUBLIC WORKS 

Town Engineer 

Salary - Town Engineer 31,165.00 

Other Salaries 62,663.00 

Expenses 2,100.00 

95,928.00 

Highway 

Salary - Superintendent . . . '. 29,293.00 

Other Salaries 288,688.00 

Expenses 98,981.00 

Gasoline, Oil, Diesel Fuel & Tires 91,320.00 

Capital Outlay 

Drainage Projects 25,000,00 

Sidewalk Program C 

Public Street Lights 171,600,00 

Road Machinery - Expenses 30,000,00 

Gasoline, Oil, Diesel Fuel & Tires 45,000,00 

Capital Outlay-Auto Fuel Control C 

Chapter 90 Construction 186,796.00 

Chapter 90 Maintenance 

(Motion by Mary Deislinger, "I move that the sum $43,232 be appropriated for 
Chapter 90 - Maintenance of $43,232 to be raised by transfer from Chapter 356 
Acts of 1977 Account, with a balance of zero to be raised by taxation. Motion 
seconded and so voted.") 

966,6/8.U(J 

Chapter 81 Maintenance 

Expenses $ 52,000.00 



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Snow & Ice Control 

Salaries $ 98,603.00 

Expenses 103,900.00 

Gasoline, Oil, Diesel Fuel 6,700.00 

Capital Outlay .00 

209,203.00 

Tree Warden 

Salaries 35,671.00 

Expenses 4,820.00 

Capital Outlay 525.00 

Dutch Elm Control 

Salaries 11,868.00 

Expenses 2,625.00 

Gypsy Moth Control 

Salaries 20,803.00 

Expenses 2,625.00 

78,937.00 

Cemetery 

Salary - Superintendent 21,434.00 

Other Salaries 46,341.00 

(Motion by Mary Deislinger, "I move that the sum of $57,271 be appropriated for the 
the Cemetery Department - Other Salaries Account; $10,930 to be raised by transfer 
from the sale of Cemetery Lots Account, and the balance of $46,341 to be raised by 
taxation. " ) 

Expenses 14,300.00 

Capital Outlay . 

82,075.00 

Parks 4,000.00 

Expenses 2,000.00 

Capital Outlay 

6,000.00 

TOTAL PUBLIC WORKS 1,490,821.00 

HEALTH & SANITATION 
Board of Health 

Salary - Director 27,534.00 

Other Salaries 26,729.00 

Expenses 2,050.00 

Hospital & Medical Care 850.00 

Solid Waste Disposal 206,000.00 

Drug Dependency Problems 

Mental Health Out Patient 13,500.00 

TOTAL HEALTH & SANITATION 276,663.00 

VETERANS' AID 

Veterans' Aid & Benefits 

Salary - Part time Agent 2,860.00 

Other Salaries . 13,703.00 

Expenses 300.00 

Assistance - Veterans 12,000.00 

28,863.00 

MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

School Maintenance & Operations 

Salary - Superintendent 26,797.00 

Other Salaries 665,869.00 

Expenses .$ 82, 167.00 



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(Maint. Public Rldgs. continued) 

(Motion by Mary Deisllnger, "I move that the sum of $95,600 be appropriated for the 

School Maintenance and Operations - Expenses Account; $13,433 to be raised by 
transfer from the Glen Road School Asbestos Reimbursement Account and the balance 
of $82,167 to be raised by taxation." Motion seconded and so voted. 

Fuel Heating $ 370,000.00 

Roof Repairs 25,000.00 

Cost of Vandalism 14,300.00 

Capital Outlay 

1,184,133.00 

School Grounds Maintenance 

Expenses 9,737.00 

Capital Outlay 

9,737.00 

Town Building Maintenance 

Expenses 59,040.00 

Electricity 50,000.00 

Capital Outlay 

109,040.00 ■ 

TOTAL MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS 1,302,910.00 

LIBRARY 

Expenses 

(Motion by Mary Deisllnger, "I move that the sum of $41,930 be appropriated for 
Library Expenses Account; $17,563 to be raised by transfer from the State Aid to 
Libraries Account and the balance of $24,367 to be raised by taxation." Motion 

seconded and so voted 24,367.00 

158,906.00 

RECREATION , 

Salary - Director 25,162.00l| 

Other Salaries 31,973.001 

Expenses 3,075.00 

60,210.00 

HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

Total Budget 

CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

Personal Services 4,200.00 

Expenses 3,285.00 

7,485.00 

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

Teachers (Instruction - Regular Day) 
Elementary 

Salaries 1,542,370.00 

Expenses 80,126.00 

Intermediate 

Salaries 862,472.00 

Expenses 49,467.00 

Senior High 

Salaries 1,493,489.00 

Expenses 103,845.00 

Systemwlde (Includes Specialist, Substitutes and Professional Development) 

Salaries 549,093.00 

Expenses $ 47,463.00 



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Guidance 

Salaries $ 255,274.00 

Expenses 2,475.00 

Teachers Aides 

Salaries 26,828.00 

Expenses 

Total Teachers (Regular Day) 5,012,902.00 

Special Education 

Out of District 270,280.00 

Within District 582,388.00 

Total Special Education 852,668.00 

Administration 

Central Office 

Salaries 138,494.00 

Expenses 62,160.00 

Principals & Assistants 

Salaries 365,574.00 

Expenses 

(School Department continued) 

Secretaries 

Salaries 171,034.00 

Expenses 

Total Administration 739,262.00 

Systemwide Directors 

Supervision Cost Only 

Salaries 182,205.00 

Expenses 10,171.00 

Total Directors 192,376,00 

Other Personnel 

Nurses - Salaries 52,820.00 

Expenses 1,950.00 

Total Other Personnel 54,770.00 

Transportation 

Regular Day (Motion by John Brooks, "I move that the sum of $270,400, regular day 269,660.00 
transportation be amended to read $269,660, a reduction of $740." Motion seconded 

Special Education 164,720.00 

Mini Vans 64,686.00 

Field Trips 2,500.00 

Total Transportation 501,566.00 

Athletics 

Salaries 54,360.00 

Expenses 34, 340.00 

Total Athletics 88,700.00 

Physical Education 

Salaries 233,380.00 

Expenses 6,100.00 

Total Physical Education $ 239,480.00 

Maintenance & Utilities 

Utilities (w/o gasoline for care) 245,714.00 

Maint. of equipment 23,500.00 

Capital Outlay 32,000.00 

Total Maintenance & Utilities 301,214.00 



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(School Dept. continued) 

Unemployment Compensation 



,$ 50,000.00 



Motion by John Brooks, Chairman, "I move that It be and hereby is the determination of the School 
Committee that the sum of $8,032,938 is the amount necessary for the support and operation of the 
public schools in the Town of Wilmington for the 1982-83 fiscal year as voted by the Wilmington 
School Committee at their meeting of April 24, 1982; said vote being four (4) in favor and zero (0) 
opposed, and that the budget for 1982-83 be reduced by the estimated remaining unspent funds in the 
federal accounts under public laws 864 and 874 in the amount of $15,370 leaving an amount of 

$8,017,568 to be raised by taxation. Motion seconded and so voted 8,017,568.00 

Regional Vocational School District 496,641.00 

TOTAL SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 8,514,209.00 

COUNCIL ON AGING 

Personal Services 18,037.00 

Expenses 27,618.00 

Capital Outlay 

45,655.00 

MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 

Schools 

Motion by Mary Deislinger, "I move that the sum of $265,550 be appropriated for Maturing 
Debt and Interest - Schools; to be raised from Free Cash with the balance of zero to be 

rained by taxation. Motion seconded and so voted. . $265,550 

General Government 

Motion by Mary Deislinger, "I move that the sum of $70,325 be appropriated for Maturing 
Debt and Interest - General Government; and that the sum of $21,482 to be raised by 
transfer from Free Cash and the balance of $48,843 be raised by taxation. Motion seconded 

and so voted $ 21,482 48,843.00 

Water 

Motion by Mary Deislinger, "I move that the sum of $355,825 be appropriated for Maturing 
Debt and Interest - Water; to be raised by transfer from Water Department Available funds 
with the balance of zero to be raised by taxation." Motion seconded and so voted. . 01 

Sewer 

Motion by R.S. Stapczynski, "I move the recommendation made by the Finance Committe be 
amended and increased by $540, 000 to reflect the amount needed for principal and interest 
on the Sewer Bond Issue as approved by the vote on Referendum Question #1 at the Annual 
Town Election so that the total sum of $751,810 be appropriated for Maturing Debt and 
Interest-Sewer of which the sum of $40,818 shall be raised by transfer from the Sewer Debt 
Fund Account and the balance of $710,992 shall be raised by taxation. Motion seconded and 

so voted $40,818 710,992.00 

Authentication Fees & Misc. Debt 

Motion by R.S. Stapczynski, "I move the recommendation made by Finance Committee be amended 
and reduced by $263,000 to reflect the funds for sewer temporary borrowing will not be needed 
in this account as per the vote on Referendum Question #1 at the Annual Town Election. The total 
of $61,196 for Maturing Debt and Interest-Authentication Fees and Miscellaneous Debt to be raised 
by taxation. Motion seconded and so voted 61,196.00 

Maturing Debt & Interest 

Revaluation 96,750.00 

Vehicle Replacement ( 

$ 917,781.00 

UNCLASSIFIED f, RESERVE 

Insurance & Bonds Motion by Mary Deislinger, "I move that the sum of $240,321 be appropriated 
for Insurance and Bonds; and that the sum of $46,550 to be raised by transfer from the Fire Insur- 
ance Reimbrusement Account and the balance of $193,771 to be raised by taxation, seconded and so 

voted $46,550 193, 771. 0( 

Reserve Fund 50,000.0( 

Blue Cross-Blue Shield & Group Life Motion by Mary Deislinger, "I move that the sum of 
$419,208 be appropriated for Blue Cross-Blue Shield and Group Life Insurance; and that the sum 



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of $55,760 be raised by transfer from Water DepartmentAvailable Funds and the balance of 



$363,448 to be raised by taxation. Motion seconded and so voted $ 363,448,00 

Local Transportation 5 000.00 

Town Report 3,000.00 

Sewer Maintenance 10,000.00 

250th Year Anniversary Committee 

Appraisals - E.D.P, & Inventories 3,000.00 

Training & Conference-In-State 

Training & Conf erence-Out-of-State 

Veteran's Retirement 34,300,00 

Employees Retirement 12,000.00 

Salary Adjustments & Additional Cost 190,000,00 

Additional Employees 

Unemployment Payments-Town (No School) 3,400,00 



TOTAL UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 867,919.00 

STATUTORY CHARGES 

Prior Year Overlay Deficit 181,285.00 

Current Years Overlay 312,000,00 

Retirement Contributions 507,000.00 

Metropolitan Sewer Assessment 130,800.00 

County Assessment 330,000.00 

State Park Assessment 86,000.00 

MBTA 270,000.00 

Final Court Judgements 

Other Items 28,765,00 

TOTAL STATUTORY CHARGES ? 1,845,850,00 



ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purchase of four 
Police vehicles and further to authorize the sale or turn in, if any, of the vehicles presently used by the 
Police Department; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Rocco DePasquale, "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of 
$40,000 for the purchase of four Police vehicles, and at the descretion of the Town Manager authorize the 
sale or turn in of the vehicles presently used by the Police Department," Motion seconded. Finance Comm- 
ittee recommends approval. Motion so voted, $40,000, 

ARTICLE 7, To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of replac- 
ing Town vehicles and determine how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing; or 
do anything in relation thereto. Finance Committee recommends approval. Also Finance Committee recommends 
that the vehicles listed; Highway Dept. - Dump Truck 3000, GVW, Tree Department, Chassis & Cab with body 
changeover. Public Buildings - Van truck. Board of Health - Subcompact Horizon 4 cylinder. Board of Health 
(Nurse) Subcompact Horizon 4 cylinder. Building Inspector - Subcompact Horizon 4 cylinder. Town Engineer - 
Subcompact Horizon 4 cylinder. Public Buildings - Superintendent, Subcompact Horizon 4 cylinder and Ambu- 
lance, that (1) the vehicles being replaced be retired from service and (2) that the two sedans used by the 
Assistant Superintendents, Public Buildings Department, be retired from service. 

Motion #1 by R.S. Stapczynski, "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of 
$120, 281 for the purchase of the following vehicles: Highway Departmemt - Dump Truck; Tree Department - 
Chassis and cab with body change-over; Public Buildings - Van, Fire Department - Reburbish Ambulance; Town 
Departments - 5 Subcompact vehicles, and at the discretion of the Town Manager to authorize the sale or 
turn-in of the vehicles replaced above." 

Motion #2 by Mr. J, Gorman offered the Finance Committee recommendations in the form of an amendment. After 
much discussion, Michael Do Ian offered Motion #3 being the same as the Finance Committee recommendations 
with the exception of the retiring of the sedans from service at the Public Buildings Department, Motion 
#2, Finance Committee recommendations made by Mr, Gorman was taken first. This motion to amend was defeated 
No 116 to Yes 105, Motion #1 by Mr, Stapczynski was taken next and was approved by voice vote, and so dec- 
lared by the Moderator, Upon the approval of Motion #1, Mr, Dolan withdrew his amendment and same was 
seconded, and so voted. Approved for $120,281. 



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ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen or the Town Manager to apply 
for, accept, and enter into contracts from time to time for the expenditure of any funds, without further 
appropriations, allotted to Wilmington by the U.S. Federal Government under any federal grant program; or do 
anything In relation thereto. Finance Committee recommends approval of this article. 

Motion by Mr. Robert J. Cain, "I move that the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen or the Town 
Manager to apply for, accept, and enter into contracts from time to time for the expenditure of any funds 
without further appropriation allotted to Wilmington by the U.S. Federal grant program." Motion seconded 
and so voted. 

ARTICLE 9, To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $3,000.60 for the observance of 
Memorial Day and Veterans Day, and that the Moderator appoint a committee who shall arrange and have charge 
of said observances; or do anything in relation thereto. Finance Committee recommdends approval of this 
article . 

Motion by Daniel Ballou, Jr. "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of 
$3,000.00 for the observance of Memorial Day and Veterans Day, and that the Moderator appoint a committee 
who shall arrange and have charge of said observances." Motion seconded and so voted, $3,000.00 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $750.00 each (or a total of 
$2,250.00) for the purpose of renewing under authority of Section 9 of Chapter 40 of the General Laws as 
amended the lease of: 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars Clubhouse on Main Street for the purpose of provinding suitable headquarters fo 
the Nee-Ellsworth Post No. 2458 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. 

b. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc., in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters for 
the Wilmington Post No. 136 of the American Legion. 

Finance Committee recommends approval of this Article for $2,250. 

Motion by Daniel H. Ballou, Jr., "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of 
$750.00 each (or a total of $2,250.00) for the purpose of renewing under authority of Section 9, Chapter 40 
of the General Laws as amended the lease of: 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars Clubhouse on Main Street for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters for 
the Nee-Ellsworth Post No. 2458 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. 

b. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc. in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters for the 
Wilmington Post No. 136 of the American Legion. 

c. Disabled American Veterans Clubhouse in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters 
for the Wilmington Chapter 106 of the Disabled American Veterans." 

Motion seconded and so voted, $2,250.00. 

Mr. Wilson Belbin made a motion to advance to Article 14. Motion was seconded and a voice vote was taken. 
Vote was questioned and lost by a standing vote No 145 Yes 49. 

At 5:50 p.m. Carl Backman made a motion to adjourn the meeting for dinner. Meeting will resume at 7:30 
p.m. Motion seconded and so voted. 

At 7:50 p.m. the meeting was called to order by Mr. Calra with the calling upon of the By-Law Review Comm- 
ittee. 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to amend "The Revised By-Laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Wilmington" as follows; 

Motion by Mr. Bruce MacDonald, Chairman of the Committee, "I move that the Town vote to amend "The Revised 
By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington" by substituting therefor "The By-Laws of the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington (revised)" and further that The Revised By-laws be divided into 
Chapters, discussed and voted upon separately; and In order to provide continuity that "The Revised By-Laws 
of the Town of Wilmington" shall remain in force effect until such time as "The By-Laws of The Town of 



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Wilmington (revised) shall take effect all as provided by the General Laws of the Commonwealth." Motion was 
seconded. The following were the only revisions. 

Chapter 1 (Old) 

SECTION 1. The adoption of these by-laws by the Town shall have the force and effect of repealing all 
presently existing by-laws and regulations heretofore adopted by the Town, except Board of Health rules and 
regulations, Zoning By-Laws, Building By-Laws, and traffic regulations duly adopted as most recently amended 
or as may be amended in the future; provided that the repeal shall not apply to or affect any by-law, order 
or article heretofore adopted accepting or adopting the provisions of any statute of the Commonwealth. 
These by-laws shall be known and referred to as "The Revised By-Laws of the Inhabitants of Wilmington." 
TITLE OF BY-LAWS (New) 

SECTION 1. The adoption of these by-laws by the Town shall have the force and effect of repealing all 
presently existing by-laws and regulations heretofore adopted by the Town, except Board of Health rules and 
regulations. Zoning By-Laws, Massachusetts Building Code 780 CMR 1-22 inclusive, and traffic regulations 
duly adopted as most recently amended or as may be amended in the future; provided that the repeal shall not 
apply to or affect any by-law, order or article heretofore adopted accepting or adopting the provisions of 
any statute of the Commonwealth. These by-laws shall be known and referred to as "The Revised By-Laws of 
the Inhabitants of Wilmington." 

SECTION 5 (Old) 

VIOLATION OF BY-LAWS: FINE NOT TO EXCEED $50 

Whoever violates any of the provisions of these by-laws whereby any act or thing Is enjoined or 
prohibited, shall unless other provisions are expressly made, forfeit and pay a fine not exceeding fifty 
dollars for each offense. 

(New) - Amount changed from $50 to not exceed $200 

SECTION 6 (Old)- REFUSAL TO OBEY: FINE NOT TO EXCEED $50 

Whoever shall refuse or neglect to obey any lawful order of any town officer or board of town offi- 
cers, issued under any of these by-laws, directed to him and properly served upon him, shall In cases not 
otherwise provided for, forfeit and pay for every offense a fine not exceeding fifty dollars. 

(New) - Amount changed from $50 to not to exceed $200 
Changes in Section 1., so voted. 
Chapter 2 . 

SECTION 5 (Old) - TOWN MEETING NOTICES: POSTING OF; DISTRIBUTION 

Notice of every Town Meeting shall be given by poslnt copies of the warrant for such meeting in 
five or more public places in the town, not less than seven days before the time named in the warrant for 
holding said meeting. 

(New) - TOWN MEETING NOTICES: POSTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF ANNUAL AND SPECIAL TOWN MEETINGS 
SECTION 5. Notice of every Town Meeting shall be given by posting copies of the warrant for such meet- 
ing in various conspicuous public places at least one in each precinct in the Town, not less than fourteen 
days before the time named in the warrant for holing said meeting. 

SECTION 6. (Old) - ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING: POST IN FIVE PLACES; PUBLISH 

Notice of every adjourned Town Meeting shall be posted by the Town Clerk In five or more conspic- 
uous public places in Town; and in addition thereto he shall if practicable publish the same in one or more 
newspapers published or circulated in Town, at least twenty-four hours before the time of said adjourned 
meeting . 

(New) - ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING: POST IN EACH PRECINCT 

SECTION 6. Notice of every adjourned Town Meeting shall be posted by the Town Clerk In various conspic- 
uous public places in Town, at least one in each precinct and in addition thereto, he shall if practicable 
publish the same in one or more newspapers published or circulated In Town, at least twenty-four hours, 
before the time of said adjourned meeting. 

SECTION 8 (Old) - ARTICLES ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

The Selectmen for any meeting shall forthwith transmit the original warrant to the Constable or to 
some other person for service; immediately after making service thereof and endorsing thereon the manner in 
which he served the same, the original of such warrant shall be transmitted to the Town Clerk. 

(New) Delete word ANNUAL in heading. 

SECTION 10. (Old) - ARTICLES ACTED UPON IN ORDER UNLESS OTHERWISE VOTED 

All articles in the warrant at any meeting shall be acted upon In the order in which they appear 
unless otherwise determined by a vote of the meeting. 
SECTION 10. (New) - ORDER OF ARTICLES FOR TOWN MEETINGS 

SECTION lOA Annual Town Meetings 

The Annual Town Meeting shall act upon the following matters as warrant articles in such order as shall 
be prescribed by the Board of Selectmen: 

1. Conduct of Town elections 

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3. For purpose of paving unpaid bills, 

A. To authorize the borrowing of monies In anticipation 
of revenue or to renew any notes. 

5. To appropriate monies for expenses of the Town and 
salaries of Town Officers and Departments and determine 

how same shall be raised. 

6. To appropriate monies for capital expenditures. 
SECTION lOB Random selection 

All other articles In said warrant shall be enumerated by the Board of Selectmen, provided however, that at 
the Annual Town Meeting, the number of each such article shall be placed In a container and Town Moderator 
shall draw a number and as each number Is drawn, that article shall be presented to the Town Meeting for 
action, and further provided, however, that certain articles which are In sequence and related to each other 
whereby the passage of the first article is dependent upon action of the next article may be taken as one 
drawing for action. Except as herein provided no article shall be acted upon out of the order as drawn by 
the Town Moderator. 

SECTION IOC. Special Town Meetings 
All warrant articles for a special town meeting shall be enumerated by the Board of Selectmen. The number 
of each article shall be placed in a container and the Town Moderator shall draw a number and as each number 
Is drawn, that article shall be presented to the Special Town Meeting for action as provided in Section lOB 
of Chapter II above. 

SECTION ll-(Old) - MOTIONS DEALING WITH EXPENDITURE OF MONEY IN WRITING AND SIGNED 

Every motion having to do with expenditure of money shall be presented in writing and signed by the 
person presenting it; other motions shall be in writing if so directed by the Moderator. 

SECTION ll-(New) - MOTIONS DEALING WITH EXPENDITURE OF MONEY AND AMENDMENTS TO THE BY-LAWS IN WRITING 
AND SIGNED. 

SECTION 11 Every motion having to do with expdnditure of money or the amendment of any by-law shall be 
presented in writing and signed by the person presenting it; other motions shall be in writing if so direct- 
ed by the Moderator. 

SECTION 13-(01d) - MOTION SUSCEPTIBLE OF DIVISION SHALL BE DIVIDED IF REQUESTED BY SEVEN VOTERS 
When a motion is readily susceptible of division it shall be divided and the vote upon each part taken 
separately provided the Moderator deems this action best or seven voters present so reuest. 
SECTION 13-(New) -MOTION SUSCEPTIBLE OF DIVISION MAY BE DIVIDED 

When a motion is readily susceptible of division it shall be divided and the vote upon each part taken 
separately, provided the Moderator deems this action best, or by majority vote of the Town Meeting. 
SECTION lA-(Old)- PRECEDFNCE OF MOTIONS 

When a question is before the meeting, the following motions namely: 

to adjourn 

to lay on the table 

to move the previous question 

to close debate at a specific time 

to postpone to a certain time 

to commit, recommit or refer 

to amend or substitute 

to postpone indefinitely 

shall be received and shall have precedence In the foregoing order: the first three shall be decided with- 
out debate; on the next three debate shall be limited to ten minutes and no person shall speak more than 
three minutes nor more than once; on the motion to amend or substitute, debate shall be limited to twenty 
minutes and no person shall speak more than five minutes nor more than once; and on the motion to postpone 
indefinitely debate shall be limited to ten minutes and no person shall speak more than three minutes nor 
more than once. When debate is closed by ordering the previous question or by vote to close debate at a 
specified time, the maker of the main motion under consideration shall be allowed to speak ten minutes and 
may grant to any other voter a part or whole of his time, or give his time to the meeting. 

On proposed amendments involving amounts or dates, the largest amount and the longest time shall be put 
first. 

SECTION 14-(New) PRECEDENCE OF MOTIONS 
When a question is before the meeting, the following motions, if seconded, shall be received and shall have 
precedence according to the foregoing order and provisions for debate, namely: 

A. Shall be decided without debate: 

1. To adjourn 

2. To lay on the table 



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3. To move the previous question 

B. No person shall speak more than three (3)minutes and no person shall speak more than once. Debate 
shall be limited to ten (10) minutes; 

1. To close debate at a specific time 

2. To postpone to a certain time 

3. To commit, recommit or refer 

C. No person shall speak more than five (5) minutes; nor more than once. Debate shall be limited to 
twenty (20) minutes; 

1. To amend or substitute 

D. No person shall speak more three (3) minutes and no person shall speak more than once. Debate shall 
be limited to ten (10) minutes. 

1. To postpone indefinitely 

E. When debate is closed by ordering the previous question or by vote to close debate at a specified 
time, the maker of the main motion under consideration shall be allowed to speak ten (10) minutes and 
may grantto any other voter a part or whole of his time or give his time to the meeting. 

F. On proposed amendments involving amounts or dates, the largest amount and longest time shall be put 
first. 

SECTION 15-(01d) PERSON LIMITED TO TEN MINUTES; EXCEPTION 

With the exception of a motion to amend or substitute, no person shall speak for more than ten minutes 
on any question without first obtaining leave of the meeting, nor more than twice except to correct a mis- 
take or make an explanation. 

SECTION 15-(New) PRESENTING MAIN MOTION 

No person shall speak for more than ten (10) minutes on any question prior to the closing of debate 
without first obtaining leave of the meeting, nor more than twice except to correct a mistake or make an 
explanation. The maker of the main motion may grant to any other person a part or whole of his time or give 
his time to the meeting. 

This ten-minute limit includes time used for showing charts, movies, slides, maps, etc. which may en- 
hance a presentation. 

SECTION 16-(01d) USE OF YES AND NO BALLOTS 

A motion that the vote upon any question be taken by the use of "Yes" and "No" ballots with the use of 
the check lists, or that the limitations of Section 15 be waived, shall be in order at any time except on an 
immediate repetition of the same motion or pending verification of a vote, and such motions shall be decided 
without a debate. 

SECTION 16-(New) USE OF YES AND NO BALLOTS 

SECTION 16. A motion that the vote upon any question be taken by the use of "Yes" and "No" ballots with 
the use of the check lists, shall be in order at any time, except on an immediate repretition of the same 
motion or pending verification of a vote, and such motions shall be decided without a debate. 

SECTION 24-(New) PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY 

The rules contained in "Robert's Rules of Order, Revised" shall govern the Annual Town Meeting and all 
other Town meetings in all cases where applicable and not Inconsistent with these by-laws. 

Vote to accept SECTION 2. as revised was taken. Motion so voted. 

CHAPTER 3. DUTIES OF TOWN OFFICERS 

(Old)-CONTRACTS, FINANCE AND PROPERTY BOARDS, ETC., SHALL HOLD REGULAR MEETING AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH 

SECTION 1. All boards, committees, commissions or trustees, the members of which are elected by ballot 
or appointed under the provisions of Chapter 592 of the Acts of 1950, shall hold a regular meeting at least 
once each month and shall keep records exactly and in detail of all motions made, votes passed and business 
transacted at each meeting. All such records shall be kept in a bound book or a loose leaf book, suitable 
for permanent binding of standard form. One copy shall be forwarded monthly to the appointing authority. 
Said books shall, unless otherwise provided by law, be open to public inspection at any reasonable time, but 
shall remain during such inspection under supervision of the officer, board, committee, commission or 
trustee having custody thereof. The minutes of meetings for the calendar year just completed shall be tur- 
ned over to the Town Clerk on or before January 15, for safe keeping and permanent record. 

(New) - SECTION 1. All boards, committees, commissions or trustees, the members of which are elected by 
ballot or appointed under the provisions of "The Town Manager Act" Chapter 592 , Section 2, Acts of 1950, 
whether the board commission or authority is a state body politic or otherwise, shall hold a regular meeting 
at least once each month and shall keep records exactly and in detail of all motions made, votes passed and 
business transacted at each such meeting. All such records shall be kept in a bound book or a loose leaf 
book, suitable for permanent binding of standard form. One copy shall be forwarded monthly to the appoint- 
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Said books shall, unless otherwise provided by law, be open to public inspection at any reasonable time, 
but shall remain during such inspection under supervision of the officer, board, committee, commission or 
trustee having custody thereof. 

The minutes of meetings for the calendar year just completed shall be turned over to the Town Clerk on 
or before January 15, for safe keeping and permanent record. 

ANNUAL PFPORTS 

SECTION A. The annual printed reports of the officers of the Town shall be made and published by the 
Selectmen. These shall Include reports of all town officers and others, commissions, boards, and trustees, 
and the report of the Town Clerk shall contain a copy of his record of all Town meetings held during the 
fiscal year last preceding, and the Town Accountant report shall show In detail all monies received into and 
paid out of the Town treasury in the fiscal year last preceding and such matters as are required by law to 
be contained therein, or as may be Inserted by the Selectm.en 

under the discretion granted them by law. Such reports shall be completed and copies ready for distribution 
at the office of the Town Clerk and such other places as may be designated by the Selectmen, not later than 
the first Saturday in March. 

Change date In this section from 1st Saturday in March to 3rd Saturday In April. 

In order to provide the maximum information necessary and useful to town voters in disposing of the 
warrants for twon meetings, and except as otherwise prohibited by law, the Selectmen shall also publish in 
their annual report a reasonable summary of the findings and conclusions of all reports prepared during the 
prior year for or on behalf of town officers, boards, commissions, and committees, by experts or consultants 
for the preparation of which public funds were expended, and, in addition, the Selectmen shall provide a 
listing of all currently uncompleted contracts with experts and other consultants, specifying the name of 
the consultant, the contract scope of services, the consideration to be paid therefore by the Town, and the 
completion date specified in each such contract. 

It is the Intention of this section that whenever in the judgment of the Selectmen, any such report of a 
consultant or expert, has general significance as to the conduct and management of town business or the 
future planning, development or improvement of the town, said report shall be reproduced in its entirety in 
the aforesaid annual report. Except as otherwise prohibited by law, at least seven copies of every such 
report prepared by an expert or other consultant shall be filed In the town public library, of which five 
copies shall be available for borrowing by town residents in accordance with the procedures established by 
the Board of Library Trustees for the borrowing of books available for a general circulation; and provided 
that at least two copies of any such report shall be retained and preserved for examination by residents on 
the premises of the town public library. 

TOWN OFFICERS TO PAY FEES COLLECTED TO TOWN TPEASUPFP 

(Old) SECTION 8. All town officers shall pay all fees received by virtue of their office to the Town 
Treasurer except those expressly exempt by law. 

TOWN OFFICFPS, BOARDS, COMltlSSIONS AND DEPARTMENTS TO PAY FEES COLLECTED TO TOm TREASURER 

(New) SECTION 8, All town officers, boards, commissions and departments shall pay all fees received by 
virtue of office to the Town Treasurer except those expressly exempt by law. 

PUBLIC AUCTION OF LAND HELD UNDER TAX TITLES 

(Old) SECTION 16 The Selectmen may sell after due notice at public auction and in such manner, upon 
such terms and for such consideration as in their judgment Is for the best Interest of the Town, lands held 
from time to time by the Town under tax titles the right of redemption from which has been foreclosed, prov- 
ided however, the Board of Selectmen may at any time sell and convey (and without advertising the same) any 
such foreclosed lands to any former owner or other party who has a legal interest in the same upon receipt 
of a sum equal in amount to all unpaid taxes, interest and expenses which have accrued upon such lands to 
the date of such sale. 

In addition to and not in derogation of the authority herein above granted, the Selectmen, after first 
giving due notice to all abuttors and after publishing notice for two successive weeks in a local newspaper 
of their intentions to sell, may negotiate the sale and sell and convey to an abutting owner, provided that 
said abutting owner Is located on the same side of the way, whether such way be proposed, unaccepted, or 
accepted by the Town, lands acquired by the Town by the foreclosure of tax titles, provided said parcel(s) 
does not conform to the zoning requirements of the District in which it is located, and upon receipt of a 
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lands to the date of such sale; and further provided if the aggregate of the accured taxes, Interest and 
i expenses is greater in amount than the fair market value of the land as determined by the Board of Asses- 
sors, the Board of Selectmen may sell and convey such land for an amount which is not less than its fair 
market value as so determined; and further provided that the Selectmen shall Impose restrictions in the deed 
of conveyance. 

I SALE OF TOWI OWNED LAND-LAND HELD UNDER TAX TITLES-RIGHT OF REDEMPTION 
j (New) SECTION 16. A. 

[ No land except as herein after granted to the Board of Selectmen under Section B and C, shall be sold 

j unless the land is submitted by an Article contained in the l<?arrant to the Tov/n Meeting. The Board of 
i Selectmen must hold at least one (1) public hearing. The notice of said public hearing must be published in 
I a newspaper of general circulation in the Town at least seven (7) days prior to the public hearing. Said 
: public hearing shall be held not less than 21 days before Town Meeting. A copy of the notice must be sent 
j to each abutting owner located on the same side of the way. The Finance Committee and the Planning Board 
must make their recommendation seven (7) days prior to any Town Meeting. Said land cannot be sold for less 
I than the market value to be determined by the Board of Assessors. 

SECTION 16. B. The Board of Selectmen, after giving due notice to all abuttors and after publishing 
notice for two (2) successive weeks in a local newspaper of their intentions to sell, may negotiate the sale 
and sell and convey to an abutting owner, provided that said abutting owner Is located on the same side of 
the way, whether such way be proposed, unaccepted, or accepted by the Town, lands acquired by the Town by 
the foreclosure of tax titles, provided said parcel(s) does not conform to the zoning requirements of the 
District in which it is located, and upon receipt of a sum not less in amount than the total of unpaid tax- 
es, interest and expenses which have accrued upon such lands to the date of such sale; and further provided 
if the aggregate of the accrued taxes, interest and expenses is greater in amount than the fair market value 
of the land as determined by the Board of Assessors, the Board of Selectmen may sell and convey such land 
for an amount which is not less than its fair market value as so determined; and further provided that the 
Board of Selectmen shall impose restriction in the deed of conveyance. No building or structure will be 
allowed; except an addition to an existing abuttors building or a building to be erected on the abuttors 
property in con junctio'-' with said parcel to be conveyed. The said parcel shall become part and parcel of 
the abuttors land. 

RIGHT OF REDEMPTION 

SECTION 16. C. The Board of Selectmen may at any time sell and convey lands held from time to time by the 
Town under tax titles the right of redemption from which has been foreclosed, and without advertising the 
same any such foreclosed lands to any former owner or other party who has a legal Interest in the same upon 
receipt of a sum equal in amount to all unpaid taxes. Interest and expenses which have accrued upon such 
lands to the date of such sale. 

REGULATIONS OF BOARDS, ETC. TO BE FILED WITH TOWN CLERK 

(Old) SECTION 19. All boards, officers, commissions, committees, boards of trustees or departments shall 
adopt or promulgate administrative rules or regulations and shall forthwith file a copy thereof with the 
Town Clerk and Town Manager for a permanent record. Whenever there are additions to or amendments of any 
such rules and regulations, the board, officer, commissioner, committee, board of trustees or department 
responsible therefor shall file with the Town Clerk and Town Manager a new and complete copy of such rules 
'and regulations in substitution for the copy already on file. 

REGULATIONS OF BOARDS , ETC . 

TO BE FILED WITH TOWN CLERK, TOWN MANAGER AND TOm PUBLIC LIBRARY 

(New) SECTION 19. All boards, officers, commissions, committees, boards of trustees or departments 
shall adopt or promulgate administrative rules or regulations and shall forthwith file a copy thereof with 
the Town Clerk, Town Manager and Town Public Library for a permanent record. I'hen ever there are additions 
to or amendments of any such rules and regulations, the board, officer, commissioner, committee, board of 
trustees or department responsible therefor sahll file with the Town Clerk, Town Manager and Town Public 
Library a new and complete copy of such rules and regulations in substitution for the copy already on file. 

SECTION 20 (Number change only) now will be SECTION 20A. 

SECTION 20B (Number change only) is former number 28 of Chapter 5. 

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rHAPTKR h. No cbanpes. Vote to accept as is, was taken and so voted. 

ARTICLF 11 Revisions - Chapter 5 -Section A. 
DFFACTNC PPOPFRTY 

(Old )-Sect ion A. Except as In accordance with the provisions of the Zoning By-Laws of the Town of 
Wilmington, no person shall in any manner affix posters or signs or advertisements, whether for political 
purposes or for other purposes, upon town property, real or personal, or upon the poles and other equipment 
of utilities located within the limits of Town ways, or nearer than one hundred (100) feet of any public way. 

Delete - or nearer than one hundred (100) feet of any old public way. 
Two motions to amend were made. Motion #1 by Rocco DePasquale, "I move that Section A of Chapter 5 be 
changed to read, no change". Motion #2 by Pobert Lewis, "I move that the word 'Private' be added to change 
the wording to "upon town or private property, real or personal". Both motions were seconded and Motion #1 
was so voted leaving it as is, while Motion //2 v/as voted down by voice vote and lost. This leaves Chapter 
5, Section 4 with MO CHANGE. 

PENALTY FOR SECTIONS 3 and 4. \ 
(Old) - Section 5. In addition to imposing such fines as may be permitted by law, the Town may through 
the Town Manager require persons in violations of Sections 3 and A to remove such posters or signs or adver- 
tisements. Each day that the violation remains shall constitute a separate offense. 

(New) - Section 5 In addition to imposing such fines as may be permitted by law, the Town may through 
the Town Manager or his designee require persons in violations of Sections 3 and A to remove such trash or 
litter or such posters or signs or advertisements. Each day that the violation remains shall constitute a 
separate offense. 

This section was changed by just adding the words 'or his designee' after Town Manager. j 
BATHING 

(Old) - Section 11. No person shall bathe between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. in any 
waters of this town, or at any time in a state of nudity, in places exposed to public view, or in immediate 
sight of the occupants of any dwelling. 

(New) - Section 11. No person shall bathe between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. in any 
waters of this town, or at any time in a state of nudity, in places exposed to public view, or in immediate 
sight of the occupants of any dwelling. A police officer shall have the right of arrest 

Motion by Kathryn Cooper, "I move to amend Chapter 5, Section 11 as proposed by the By-Law Committee to: 
remain as is presently written." Motion seconded. Motion lost by voice vote. 

RENTING BOATS 

(Old) - Section 13. No person shall engage in the business of renting boats or bathing suits in the 
Town, without first obtaining a license from the Selectmen. 

(New) - Section 13. No person shall engage in the business of renting boats or bathing suits in any 
waters of the town without first obtaining a license from the Board of Selectmen. 

Motion, by Pobert Doyle, "I move that Section 13, be changed to read, "No person shall engage in the busi- 
ness of renting boats or bathing suits in any waters of the town without first obtaining a license from the 
Board of Selectmen." Motion seconded. This motion just removed the words 'In any business' from the pro- 
posed change. Motion so voted. i 

INJURY TO TREES AND SHRUBS PROHIBITED 

(Old) - Section 15. No person without proper authority to do so, shall climb any trees or injure any 
tree or shrubbery standing in any public way or public place, and no person shall permit or suffer any ani- 
mal under his care to in any way injure any such tree or shrubbery. 

(New) - Section 15. No person without proper authority to do so, shall climb any trees or injure any 
tree or shrubbery standing in any public way or public place, and no person shall permit or suffer any ani- 
mal under his care to in any way injure any such tree or shrubbery. Whoever violates any provisions of this: 
section shall forfeit and pay for each offense a fine not to exceed two hundred ($200) dollars plus the 
ost of the destruction to the property. 

Motion by Robert Lewis, "I move to leave this by-law as it Is. Motion seconded and this motion lost, leav- 
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SNOW AND WATER FPOM BUILDING 

(Old) - Section 18. No owner of a building abutting upon or adjacent to the line of any street shall 
cause, permit or suffer the water from such building to discharge upon or flow across the surface of the 
sidewalk or street adjacent to such building. 

(New) - WATEP DISCHAPGESection 18 No owner of a building abutting upon or adjacent to the line of any 
street shall cause, permit or suffer the water from such building to discharge or forcibly discharge upon or 
flow across the surface of the sidewalk or street adjacent to such building, or abutting properties. 

CHAPTER 5. Section 22 - HOUSE NUKBEPS 

(Old) - The Board of Assessors shall assign and order numbers to he displayed on buildings on all public 
ways as herein provided. In all cases, odd numbers shall be on the Right and even numbers shall be on the 
Left, beginning from the point of origin. Upon being notified in writing by the Poard of Assessors of the 
assignment of a house number, the owner of the property shall affix this number to the property within (30) 
days of the date of said notice. Said number shall be affixed to a position which is In close proximity to 
the entrance, but must be clearly visible from the curb. If the house or building is set back fifty (50) 
feet or more from the curb, said number shall be affixed to a substantial support at the entrance of the 
property, (such that the number is clearly visible from the curb at all times). 

(New) - Section 22-The Board of Assessors shall assign and order numbers to be displayed on buildings on 
all ways as herein provided. In all cases, odd numbers shall be on the right and even numbers shall be on 
the left, beginning from the point of origin. Upon being notified in writing by the Board of Assessors of 
the assignment of a house number, the owner of the property shall affix this number to the property within 
thirty (30) days of the date of said notice. Said number shall be affixed to a position which is in close 
proximity to the entrance, but must be clearly visible from the curb. If the house or building is set back 
fifty (50) feet or more from the curb, said number shall be affixed to a substantial support at the entrance 
of the property, (such that the number is clearly visible from the curb at all time). Failure to comply 
shall be subject to a maximum fine of fifty ($50) dollars. 

Section 26, was number 27. 

Section 27, was number 29. 

Section 28, was number 29B & 29C. 

Section 29, was number 30 and has been changed. 

DOG LICENSE 

(Old) - Section 30. An owner or keeper of a dog kept in the Town of Wilmington who has not licensed said 
dog by the first day of June in each year as prescribed by Section 137 of Chapter lAO of the General Laws 
shall be required to pay an additional fee of $1.00 which shall he paid to the dog officer. Upon the issur- 
ance of a duplicate receipt, the original of which shall be filed with the Treasurer and the copy with 
the dog owner. 

(New) - Section 29. An owner or keeper of a dog kept in the Town of Wilmington who has not licensed said 
dog by the first day of June in each year as prescribed by Section 137 of Chapter 140 of the General Laws 
shall be required to a pay an additional fee of ten ($10) dollars which shall be paid to the town. Upon the 
issuance of a duplicate receipt the original shall be filed with the Treasurer and the copy with the dog 
owner. 

Section 30, was number 31. 

TRAFFIC VISIBILITY ACROSS CORNERS 

(New) - Section 31, In any district where a front yard is required, no structure, fence, planting or 
other structure shall be maintained at a height greater than two and one-half feet so as to interfere with 
traffic visibility across the corner within that part of the required front, side or rear yard which is 
within a triangle bounded by the street lot lines. 

(Old) - Section 32. 7. C. The penalty for a violation of this By-Law shall be as follows: 
For the first offense, fifty ($50.00) dollars; 
For the second offense, one hundred ($100.00) dollars; and 
For each subsequent offense, two hundred ($200.00) dollars. 

(New) - Section 32. 7. C. The penalties for violations of this By-Law shall be as follows: 



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For the first offense, fifty ($50) dollars; 

For the second offense, one hundred ($100) dollars; 

For each subsequent offense, two hundred ($200) dollars. 

Tn addition, for each offense they shall replace any and all material removed in violation of the 
provisions of the By-Law. 

This Chapter was voted upon and approved as changed by the By-Law Review Committee with the exceptions of 
Section A, which was left as previously written. Section 13, the words 'in any business' were removed. So 
vo ted . 

CllAFTEP 6. No change 

Vr . Bruce MacDonald took this time to thank the committee, James Banda, Stella Courtney, John DeRoy & 
Bernard Nally for the work they had contributed to this effort. Selectman Rocco DePasquale and Town Clerk 
Priscilla Lynch acted in the capacity as ex officio members to the committee, along with the clerk Margaret 
Tarantino who did a great job in keeping changes straight. Mr. MacDonald also pointed out that the first 
By-Laws were adopted for Wilmington back on June 15, 1899. He thanked the voters for their indulgence in 
this long review of the by-laws. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to amend "The Revised By-Laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Wilmington" by adding to Chapter 1, Section 10, adopting a fee schedule for various services, licenses, or 
permits as follows: 

Chapter 1, Section 10: 

FEF SCHEDULE FOR VARIOUS SERVICES, LICENSES AND PERMITS 



(C.L. Ref.) Fee 
98-56 Sealing of Weights and Measures Service 

Scale w/capacity over 10,000 lbs 50.00 

Scale w/capacity 5-10,000 lbs 30.00 

Scale w/capacity 1-5,000 lbs 20.00 

Scale w/capacity 100-1,000 lbs 10.00 

Scales/balances 10-100 lbs 6.00 

Scales/balances under 10 lbs 5.00 
Liquid capacity measures of cap. of 

more than 1 gal and measure on pumps 2.00 

Liquid measuring meter dia/l/2"-l" 5.00 

Liquid measuring meter dia over 1" 6.00 

Vehicle tank pump 16.00 

Vehicle tank gravity 20.00 

Bulk storage 40.00 

Bulk storage w/cert. prover 20.00 

Taximeter 8.00 

Device to determine linerar or area 5.00 
Milk bottle or jars 8.00/gross 
Vehicle tanks used in sale of commondities 

by liquid measure per 100 gal. 5.00 

Separate tanks-Same Vehicle (each) 5.00 

All weights and other measures .50 

140-177A License for Automatic Amusement Devices 50.00 

271-7A Permit for Raffles or Bazaars 50.00 
or do anything in relation thereto. Finance Committee recommends approval of this Article. 



Motion by Rocco DePasquale, "I move that the Town vote to amend "The Revised By-Laws of the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Wilmington" or as they may have been amended and now known as "The By-Laws of the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Wilmington (revised)" by adding to Chapter 1, Section 10, Adopting a fee schedule for various 
services, licenses or permits, schedule same as above. Motion was seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90, 
Section 20A1/2, which authorizes the Board of Selectmen to adopt a schedule of parking fines and collect 
said fines; or do anything in relation thereto. Finance Committee recommends approval of this Article. 



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Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the Town vote to accept the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws 
Chapter 90, Section 20A1/2, which authorizes the Board of Selectmen to adopt a schedule of parking fines and 
collect said fines." Motion was seconded, and declared so voted by a voice vote by the Moderator, 

ARTICLE lA. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law of the Town of Wilmington by deleting 
Section III-1.B.2 in its entirety and substituting a new Section III-1.B.2 to permit uses for Federal or 
State Aided Housing Projects for Elderly Persons, age 62 or over, and handicappted persons, including multi- 
ple unit buildings, by special permit by the Board of Appeals as specified in Section VIII-4-C., all as 
proposed in an amendment now on file with the Tovm Clerk and available for inspection. 
"Section III-1.B.2 

Hospital, ambulatory care center including related medical services, sanitarium, nursing, rest or conv- 
alescent home, charitable institution. Federal or State Aided Housing Projects for Elderly Persons, age 62 
or over, and handicapped persons. Including multiple unit single story buildings, of which no one building 
shall be closer than one hundred and fifty (150) feet to any single family residence existing at the time of 
the beginning of construction or any such multiple units, or other similar non-correctional institutional 
use, provided that a site plan has been submitted to and approved by the Board of Appeals, in which case the 
area of lots, street frontage, yard sizes, width and depth of lots, set backs, building height and lot 
coverages shall be as shown on the site plan as approved;" or do anything in relation thereto. Article by 
Wilmington Housing Authority. 

No recommendation on this Article at this time. The Finance Committee is making no recommendation since 
they feel that they cannot act at this time due to a lack of Information presented. 

Motion by George Hooper of the Housing Authority, "I move that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-Laws of 
the Town of Wilmington by deleting Section III-1-B.2. in its entirety and substituting a new Section 
I11-1-B.2 to permit uses for Federal or State Aided Housing Projects for Elderly Persons, age 62 or over, 
and handicapped persons, including multiple unit buildings, by special permit by the Board of Appeals as 
specified In Section VIII-A.C, all as proposed in a amendment now on file with the Town Clerk and available 
for Inspection; as stated In Article lA . " Motion was seconded. Planning Board recommended approval of this 
article. After much discussion Currie Johnson motioned to move the question. Motion seconded and so 
voted. A standing vote was taken on this article Yes 111 No 206. Motion lost. 

ARTICLE 15. To see If the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to Berkshire Build- 
ers, Inc., Bedford, New Hampshire, for public housing; a certain parcel of town-owned land shown as Parcel 
82 on Assessors' Map 5A bound and described as per the attached drawing; and also subject to such other 
terms and conditions as the Selectmen may determine and further to set the minimum amount to be paid for 
such conveyance; or do anything in relation thereto. Article by Wilmington Housing Authority. Finance 
Committee is making no recommendation since they feel that they cannot act at this time due to a lack of 
information presented. 

Planning Board has asked for a moratorium on selling so would not make a recommendation on the next eight 
articles. 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to Berkshire Build- 
ers, Inc., Bedford, New Hampshire, for public housing; a certain parcel of town-owned land shown as Parcel 
63 on Assessors' Map 50 bound and described as per the attached drawing; and also subject to such 
other terms and conditions as the Selectmen may determine and further to set the minimum amount to be paid 
for such conveyance; or do anything in realtion thereto. Article by Wilmington Housing Authority. Motion 
by Melvin Keough, "I move that the Town vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to Berkshire 
Builders, Inc. Bedford, N.H., a certain parcel of town-owned land as described in Article 15 subject to such 
terms and conditions as the Selectmen may determine, including but not limited to: For the benefit of the 
grantor that the premises herein conveyed shall be used as a single residence building lot and that the 
premises herein conveyed shall not be divided or subdivided either with or without continguous premises. 
The above restrictions shall run with the land herein described and shall be binding on the grantee, his 
heirs and assigns and successors in title, all in accordance with law; and further to set the minimum 
amount of $12,000 to be paid for such conveyance. Motion was seconded and lost by an overwelming large 
voice vote. 

ARTICLE 16. Motion by Warren Newhouse, the same as motion contained in Article 15 but the price changed to 
$1A,000. Motion was seconded and so voted. Lost. 



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ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to Berkshire Build- 
ers, Inc., Bedford, New Hampshire, for public housing; a certain parcel of town-owned land shown as Parcel 
26 on Assessors' Map 5A bound and described as per the attached drawing; and also subject to such other 
terms and conditions as the Selectmen may determine and further to set the minimum amount to be paid for 
such conveyance; or do anything in relation thereto. Article 17 by Wilmington Housing Authority. Finance 
Committee is making no recommendation since they feel that they cannot act at this time due to a lack of 
information presented. 

Motion by George Hooper to pass over this article. Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to Berkshire Build- 
ers, Inc., Bedford, New Hampshire, for public housing; a certain parcel of town-owned land shown as Parcel 
15 on Assessors' Map 7 bound and described as per the attached drawing; and also subject to such other terms 
and conditions as the Selectmen may determine and further to set the minimum amount to be paid for such 
conveyance; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by William Strob, Sr., motion was the same as Article 15 printed above with the cost being $16,300. 
Motion was seconded and with the cost being $16,300. Motion was seconded and lost on voice vote. 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to Berkshire Build- 
ers, Inc. , Bedford, New Hampshire, for public housing; a certain parcel of town-owned land shown as Parcel 
148 on Assessors' Map AA bound ad described as per the attached drawing; and also subject to such other 
terms and conditions as the Selectment may determine and further to set the minimum amount to be paid for 
such conveyance; or do anything in relation thereto. Article by Wilmington Housing Authority. 

Motion by Warren Newhouse, motion was the same as Article 15 printed above with the price of $12,000. 
Motion was seconded and lost on a vote vote. 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to Berkshire Build- 
ers, Inc., Bedford, New Hampshire, for public housing; certain parcels of town-owned land shown as Parcels 
30 and 32 on Assessors' Map 48 bound and described as per the attached drawing, for the purpose of obtaining 
one buildable lot for one house; and also subject to such other terms and conditions as the Selectmen may 
determine and further to set the minimum amount to be paid for such conveyance; or do anything in relation 
thereto. Article by Wilmington Housing Authority. 

Motion by Warren Newhouse, motion was same as Article 15, with the cost being $11,800, the description the 
same as printed article. Motion seconded and voted, lost on a voice vote. 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to Berkshire Build- 
ers, Inc., Bedford, New Hampshire, for public housing; one or more parcels of town-owned land shown as Par- 
cels 61 , 63, 64, 66, 67 , and 1 on Assessors' Map 104 bound and described as per the attached drawing, for 
the purpose of obtaining one buildable lot for one house; and also subject to such other terms and condi- 
tions as the Selectmen may determine and further to set the minimum amount to be paid for such conveyance; 
or do anything in relation thereto. Article by Wilmington Housing Authority. 

The Finance Committee is making no recommendation since they feel that they cannot act at this time due to a 
lack of information presented. 

Motion by George Hooper, motion was same as Article 15, with the cost being $14,250, the description being 
the same as printed in Article 21. Motion was seconded and lost on voice vote. 

ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law of the Town of Wilmington by voting to 
delete Section 1-2. P. 6. and Section III-6 and by adopting Section III-6 USES IN A FLOOD PLAIN DISTRICT. 
A. Flood Plain District 

The Flood Plain District is herein established as an overlay district. The underlying permitted uses are 
allowed provided that they meet the following additional requirements as well as those of the Massachusetts 
State Puilding Code dealing with construction in floodplalns. The Flood Plain District includes all special 
flood hazard areas designated as Zone A, Al-30 on the Town of Wilmington Flood Insurance Fate Maps, (FIRM), 
and the Flood Boundary and Floodway Maps, with an effective date of June 15, 1982, as amended, on file with 
the Town Clerk. These maps as well as the accompanying Town of Wilmington Flood Insurance Study are incor- 
porated herein by reference. 



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B. Development Regulations 

The following requirements apply in the Flood Plain District: 

In the Floodway, designated on the Flood Boundary and Bloodway Map, the following provisions shall apply: 

1. All encroachments, including fill, new construction, substantial improvements to existing structures, 
and other development are prohibited unless certification by a registered professional engineer or architect 
is provided by the applicant demonstrating that such encroachment shall not result in any increase in flood 
levels during the occurrence of the 100-year flood. 

2. Any encroachment meeting the above standard shall comply with the floodplain requirements of the State 
Building Code. 

and to amend the Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by deleting the Flood Plain District and incorporating 
by reference the Town of Wilmington Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and the Flood Boundary and Floodway 
Maps, with an effective date of June 15, 1982, as amended, on file with the Town Clerk, or do anything in 
relation thereto. Article by Planning Board. The Finance Committee is making no recommendation since they 
feel that they cannot act at this time due to a lack of information presented. 

Motion by John DeRoy, Chairman of the Planning Board, "I move that the Town vote to amend the Zoning By-Laws 
of the Town of Wilmington by voting to delete Section 1-2. D. 6 in its entirety and Section III-6.A in its 
entirety and by substituting it with the following: 

III-6. USES IN A FLOOD PLAIN DISTRICT 
Flood Plain District 

The Flood Plain District is herein established as an overlay district. The underlying permitted uses are 
allowed provided that they meet the following additional requirements as well as those of the Massachusetts 
State Building Code dealing with construction in floodplains. The Flood Plain District includes all special 
flood hazard areas designated as Zone A, Al-30 on the Town of Wilmington Flood Insurance Rate Maps, (FIRM), 
and the Flood Boundary and Floodway Maps, with an effective date of June 15, 1982, as amended, on file with 
the Town Clerk. These maps as well as the accompanying Town of Vfilmlngton Flood Insurance Study are incor- 
porated herein by reference. 

A. Development regulations 

The following requirements apply in the Flood Plain District: 

In the Floodway, designated on the Flood Boundary and Floodway Map, the following provisions shall apply: 

1. All encroachments, including fill, new construction, substantial improvements to existing structures, 
and other development are prohibited unless certification by a registered professional engineer or architect 
is provided by the applicant demonstrating that such encroachment shall not result in any Increase in flood 
levels during the occurrence of the 100-year flood. 

2. Any encroachment meeting the above standand shall comply with the floodplain requirements of the State 
Building Code and to amend the Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by deleting the Flood Plain District and 
incorporating by reference the Town of Wilmington Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and the Flood Boundary 
and Floodway Maps, with an effective date of June 15, 1982, as amended, on file with the Town Clerk. 

Motion #2 by Donald Ugolini of the Conservation Commission, "I move to amend Article 22 in the following 
manner : 

1) In reference to Section 1-2. D. 6. substitute the word "delete" with the word "retain" Section 1.2.D.6 
substitute the word "retain" Section 1-2. D. 6 in its entirety 

2) In Section III-6A - Development Regulations, After the words, "The following requirements apply in a 
Flood Plain District: 

Delete the words, "In the Floodway, designated on the Flood Boundary and Floodway Map, the following provi- 
sions shall apply:" 

3) Following the words, "to amend the Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington" 
Delete the words: "deleting the Flood Plain District and," 

(Article 22 continued) 

it would read: and to amend the Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by Incorporating by reference the Town 
of Wilmington Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and the Flood Boundary and Floodway Maps, with an effective 
date of June 15, 1982, as amended on file with the Town Clerk. 

This motion was seconded, and so voted. 1st motion so voted, as amended. 

ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Town way the layout of Cornell Place, from Fordham 
Road 7A7.12 feet westerly as recommended by the Planning Board and laid out by the Selectmen under the pro- 
visions of General Laws (Chapter 82, as amended, relating to the Laying Out, Alteration, Relocation and 



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Discontinuance of Public Ways and specific repairs thereon), which layout is filed in the office Town Clerk, 
and which, with plans therein, is hereby referred to for more particular description; and to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to take by right of Eminent Domain such land, slope, drainage or other easements as may 
be necessary to effect the purpose of this Article; and to determine how an appropriation shall be raised, 
whether by taxation or by transfer from available funds, by borrowing, or otherwise for the purpose of con- 
struction of said way and for the payment of any damages resulting from the taking of land, slope, drainage 
or other easements therefor; or do anything in relation thereto. Finance Committee and Planning Board re- 
commend approval. 

Motion by James C. Stewart, "I move that the Town vote to accept as a Town Way the Layout of Cornell Place, 
from Fordham Road 747.12 feet westerly as approved by the Planning Board and laid out by the Selectmen under 
the provisions of General Laws (Chapter 82, as amended, relating to the Laying Out, Alteration, Relocation 
and Discontinuance of Public Ways and specific repairs thereon), which layout is filed in the office of the 
Town Clerk and which, with plans therein, is hereby referred to for more particular description; and to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to take by right of Eminent Domain such land, slope, drainage or other 
easements as may be necessary to effect the purpose of this Article; and to raise by taxation and approp- 
riate the sum of $100 for the purpose of construction of said way and for payment of any damages resulting 
from the taking of land, slope, drainage or other easements therefor. Motion seconded by voted by voice 
vote, unanimously. 

APTTCLE 24. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of acquir- 
ing a site for a wellfleld and Water Department purposes, and to determine how the appropriation shall be 
raised, whether by transfer from available funds, by borrowing, or otherwise and further, to see if the Town 
will vote to authorize the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners and/or the Selectmen to purchase or take 
by eminent domain, or accept as a gift certain parcels of land for such purposes, said land being described 
as follows: 

Beginning at a point in the northerly sideline of the 1933 County Layout of Shawsheen Avenue, said point 
being easterly and distant 509.33 feet from the easterly terminus of a curve of 700.60 feet radius, thence 
M64°08'00"W distant 509.33 feet by said sideline to a point of curvature, thence bearing to the right with 
a curve of 700.60 feet radius distant 153.86 feet by said sideline to a point, of tangency, thence 
N5lO33'01"W distant 274.76 feet by said sideline to a point, thence N48O31'00"W distant 92.59 feet by 
said sideline to a point, thence N46°18'20"E distant 121.30 feet by land of Walsh to a point, thence 
N68048'24"E distant 73.40 feet by said land to a point, thence N45O08'59"E distant 153.16 feet by said 
land to a point, thence N24014'52"F distant 230.16 feet by said land to a point, thence N00O59'19"W 
distant 286.77 feet by said land to a point, thence N39033'32"W distant 110.35 feet by said land to a 
point, thence N66O33'02"E distant distant 279.06 feet by said land to a point, thence N38019'21"E dis- 
tant 86.05 feet by said land to a point, thence N32O07'02"W distant 220.42 feet by said land to a point, 
thence N54°44'27"E distant 564.39 feet by land of Ross, Wedgewood Avenue and land of LeBlanc to a point, 
thence S40°39'57"E distant 25.53 feet by land of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to a point, 
thence N76O08'16"E distant 32.30 feet by said land to point, thence S46Ol7'08"F distant 376.50 feet by 
said land to a point, thence S52°13'51"E distant 178.00 feet by said land to a point, thence bearing to 
the right with a curve of 2967.00 feet radius distant 374. 71 feet by said land to a point of tangency, 
thence S32Ol0'41"E distant 284.64 feet by said land to a point, thence S57049'24"W distant 26.37 feet by 
land of the Town of Wilmington to a point, thence S72O05'05"W distant 622.00 feet by other land of the 
Town of Wilmington to a point, thence S24°59'45"W distant 485.00 feet by said land to a point, thence 
S03O47'40"W distant 210.47 feet by land of Gaffey to a point, thence S16022'43"W distant 177.10 feet by 
said land to a point, thence S09°22'43"W distant 77.87 feet to the point of beginning, being lots Al and 
A2 containing 38.0371 acres; all as shown on a plan entitled "Subdivision Plan of Land in Wilmington, Mass., 
Scale: 1" equals 100', April 29, 1976, Whitman and Howard, Inc. Fng'rs and Architects, 45 William St., 
Vellesley, Mass., Revised by Robert L, Higglns Vlilmington Town Engineer," a copy of which is on file in the 
office of the Town Engineer; and a certain parcel of land bound southerly by Charles River Ave., 50 feet, 
westerly by Commonwealth Ave., 190 feet, northerly by Lubber Brook 52 feet, easterly by Lot 592, 193 feet, 
being Lot "Q" containing 9550 sq. ft., substantially as shown on a plan entitled "Plan showing alterations 
of Plan No. 1 - Wilmington Heights Park, dated Dec. 1909, M.N.D. Reg. Bk.29, PI, 73, Wilmington, Mass., Re- 
surveyed, Oct. 1929, Scale 100 feet to an inch; Alfred Milhouse, C.E., 174 Perham St., West Roxbury, Boston, 
Mass.;" and a certain parcel of land bound southerly by Little Charles River, westerly by 

Commonwealth Ave., 125 feet, northerly by Lynn Ave., 400 feet, easterly by Lot 656, 116 feet, being Lots 
640-655, substantially as shown on a plan entitled "Plan No. 2 Wilmington Heights Park, Town of Wilmington, 
Mass., G.A. Deland and T.M. Anderson, Owners and Managers, Scale 50 feet to an inch, Dec. 1909, N.W. Day, 
Surveyor, Salem, Mass.; and a certain parcel of land bound southerly by Lynn Ave., 425 feet, westerly by 
Commonwealth Ave., 150 feet, northerly by Peabody Ave., 415 feet, easterly in 2 courses, 45 feet and 110 
feet being Lots 659-675 and 725-742 substantially as shown on said plan; a certain parcel of land bound 



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Discontinuance of Public Ways and specific repairs thereon), which layout is filed in the office Town Clerk, 
and which, with plans therein, is hereby referred to for more particular description; and to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to take by right of Eminent Domain such land, slope, drainage or other easements as may 
be necessary to effect the purpose of this Article; and to determine how an appropriation shall be raised, 
whether by taxation or by transfer from available funds, by borrowing, or otherwise for the purpose of con- 
struction of said way and for the payment of any damages resulting from the taking of land, slope, drainage 
or other easements therefor; or do anything in relation thereto. Finance Committee and Planning Board re- 
commend approval. 

Motion by James C. Stewart, "1 move that the Town vote to accept as a Town Way the Layout of Cornell Place, 
from Fordham Road 747.12 feet westerly as approved by the Planning Board and laid out by the Selectmen under 
the provisions of General Laws (Chapter 82, as amended, relating to the Laying Out, Alteration, Relocation 
and Discontinuance of Public Ways and specific repairs thereon), which layout is filed in the office of the 
Town Clerk and which, with plans therein, is hereby referred to for more particular description; and to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to take by right of Eminent Domain such land, slope, drainage or other 
easements as may be necessary to effect the purpose of this Article; and to raise by taxation and approp- 
riate the sum of $100 for the purpose of construction of said way and for payment of any damages resulting 
from the taking of land, slope, drainage or other easements therefor. Motion seconded by voted by voice 
vote, unanimously. 

ARTICLE Ik. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of acquir- 
ing a site for a wellfield and Water Department purposes, and to determine how the appropriation shall be 
raised, whether by transfer from available funds, by borrowing, or otherwise and further, to see if the Town 
will vote to authorize the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners and/or the Selectmen to purchase or take 
by eminent domain, or accept as a gift certain parcels of land for such purposes, said land being described 
as follows: 

Beginning at a point in the northerly sideline of the 1933 County Layout of Shawsheen Avenue, said point 
being easterly and distant 509.33 feet from the easterly terminus of a curve of 700.60 feet radius, thence 
N64°08'00"W distant 509.33 feet by said sideline to a point of curvature, thence bearing to the right with 
a curve of 700.60 feet radius distant 153.86 feet by said sideline to a point, of tangency, thence 
N5lO33'01"W distant 274.76 feet by said sideline to a point, thence N48O31'00"W distant 92.59 feet by 
said sideline to a point, thence N46Ol8'20"E distant 121.30 feet by land of Walsh to a point, thence 
N68048'24"E distant 73.40 feet by said land to a point, thence N45O08'59"E distant 153.16 feet by said 
land to a point, thence N24014'52"E distant 230.16 feet by said land to a point, thence N00O59'19"W 
distant 286.77 feet by said land to a point, thence N39°33'32"W distant 110.35 feet by said land to a 
point, thence N66°33'02"E distant distant 279.06 feet by said land to a point, thence N380l9'21"E dis- 
tant 86.05 feet by said land to a point, thence N32°07'02"W distant 220.42 feet by said land to a point, 
thence N54°44'27"E distant 564.39 feet by land of Ross, Wedgewood Avenue and land of LeBlanc to a point, 
thence S40°39'57"E distant 25.53 feet by land of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to a point, 
thence N76O08'16"E distant 32.30 feet by said land to point, thence S46°17'08"E distant 376.50 feet by 
said land to a point, thence S52°13'51"E distant 178.00 feet by said land to a point, thence bearing to 
the right with a curve of 2967.00 feet radius distant 374.71 feet by said land to a point of tangency, 
thence S32O10'41"E distant 284.64 feet by said land to a point, thence S57049'24"W distant 26.37 feet by 
land of the Town of Wilmington to a point, thence S72O05'05"W distant 622.00 feet by other land of the 
Town of Wilmington to a point, thence S24059'45"W distant 485.00 feet by said land to a point, thence 
S03°47'40"W distant 210.47 feet by land of Gaffey to a point, thence S16022'43"W distant 177.10 feet by 
said land to a point, thence S09°22'43"W distant 77 .87 feet to the point of beginning, being lots Al and 
A2 containing 38.0371 acres; all as shown on a plan entitled "Subdivision Plan of Land in Wilmington, Mass., 
Scale: 1" equals 100', April 29, 1976, Whitman and Howard, Inc. Eng'rs and Architects, 45 William St., 
Wellesley, Mass., Revised by Robert L. Hlggins Wilmington Town Engineer," a copy of which is on file in the 
office of the Town Engineer; and a certain parcel of land bound southerly by Charles River Ave., 50 feet, 
westerly by Commonwealth Ave., 190 feet, northerly by Lubber Brook 52 feet, easterly by Lot 592, 193 feet, 
being Lot "Q" containing 9550 sq. ft., substantially as shown on a plan entitled "Plan showing alterations 
of Plan No. 1 - Wilmington Heights Park, dated Dec. 1909, M.N.D. Reg. Bk.29, PI. 73, Wilmington, Mass., Re- 
surveyed, Oct. 1929, Scale 100 feet to an inch; Alfred Milhouse, C.E., 174 Perham St., West Poxbury, Boston, 
Mass.;" and a certain parcel of land bound southerly by Little Charles River, westerly by 

Commonwealth Ave., 125 feet, northerly by Lynn Ave., 400 feet, easterly by Lot 656, 116 feet, being Lots 
640-655, substantially as shown on a plan entitled "Plan No. 2 Wilmington Heights Park, Town of Wilmington, 
Mass., G.A. Deland and T.M. Anderson, Owners and Managers, Scale 50 feet to an inch, Dec. 1909, N.W. Day, 



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(Article 2A ) 

easterly by Shawsheen Ave., 2A5 feet, southerly by Lot 20, 230 feet, westerly by Lot 37,245 feet, northerly 
by Houghton Road, 230 feet, being an unnumbered Lot, containing 56,350 sq. ft., substantially as shown on a 
plan entitled "Plan of House Lots in Wilmington, Mass., Belonging to Edward Blanchard, Dated July 1913, 
Scale 1 in. equals 100 ft., Clarence E. Carter, Ass't. Engineer, James A. Bancroft, Civil Engineer;" and a 
certain parcel of land bound southerly by Blanchard .Road, 1250 feet, westerly In 2 courses, 140 feet and 
300 feet, southerly, 620 feet, westerly, 311 feet, northerly, 405 feet, easterly, 108 feet, northerly 375 
feet, easterly, 111 feet, northerly 675 feet, easterly by Shawsheen Ave, 375 feet, containing 16 acres, or 
do anything in relation thereto. Article by Water and Sewer Commission. Finance Committee recommends app- 
roval of this Article. 

Motion by George R. Allan, "I move that the town vote to raise and appropriate $100,000 for the purpose of 
acquiring a site for a wellfield and water department purposes, said appropriation to be raised by transfer 
from Account no. 6160.11680 entitled Water Distribution System, and further that the Town vote to authorize 
the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners and/or the Board of Selectmen to purchase or take by eminent 
domain, or accept as a gift certain parcels of land for such purposes, either wholly or in part, the whole 
being described as follows": 

The description reads the same as the printed article above, Mr. Allan explained that if this article goes 
through he will withdraw or pass over the next two articles, as they are parts of this same description. 
Motion was seconded. The Moderator explained that this needed a 2/3rds vote. Voice vote was taken and was 
article approved unanimously. So voted. 

ARTICLE 25. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of acquir- 
ing a site for a wellfield and Water Department purposes, and to determine how the appropriation shall be 
raised, whether by transfer from available funds, by borrowing, or otherwide and further, to see if the Town 
will vote to authorize the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners and/or the Selectmen to purchase or take 
by eminent domain, or accept as a gift certain parcels of land for such purposes, said land being described 
as follows: 

Beginning at a point in the northerly sideline of the 1933 County Layout of Shawsheen Avenue, said point 
being easterly and distant 509.33 feet from the easterly terminus of a curve of 700.60 feet radius, then 
N64°08'00"W distant 509.33 feet by said sideline to a point of curvature, thence bearing to the right with 
a curve of 700.60 feet radius distant 153.86 feet by said sideline to a point, of tangency, thence 
N51O33'01"W distant 274.76 feet by said sideline to a point, thence N48O31'00"W distant 92.59 feet by 
said sideline to a point, thence N46O18'20"E distant 121.30 feet by land of Walsh to a point, thence 
N68048'24"E distant 73.40 feet by said land to a point, thence N45O08'59"E distant 153.16 feet by said 
land to a point, thence M24014'52"E distant 230.16 feet by said land to a point, thence N00O59'19"W 
distant 286.77 feet by said land to a point, thence N39033'32"W distant 110.35 feet by said land to a 
point, thence N66O33'02"E distant 279.06 feet by said land to a point, thence N38019'21"E distant 86.05 
feet by said land to a point, thence N32O07'02"W distant 220.42 feet by said land to a point, thence 
N54044'27"E distant 564.39 feet by land of Ross, Wedgewood Avenue and land of LeBlanc to a point, thence 
S40O39'57"E distant 25.53 feet by land of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to a point, 
thence N76O08'16"E distant 32.30 feet by said land to a point, thence S46O17'08"E distant 376.50 feet by 
said land to a point, thence S52°13'51"E distant 178.00 feet by said land to a point, thence bearing to 
the right with a curve 2967.00 feet radius distant 374.71 feet by said land to a point of tangency, thence 
S32010'41"E distant 284.64 feet by said land to a point, thence S57049'24"W distant 26.37 feet by land 
of the Town of Wilmington to a point, thence S72O05'05"W distant 622.00 feet by other land of the Town of 
Wilmington to a point, thence S24059'45"W distant 485.00 feet by said land to a point, thence 
S03O47'40"W distant 210.47 feet by land of Gaffey to a polt::, thence S16022'43"W distant 177.10 feet by 
said land to a point, thence S09°22'43"W distant 77.87 feet to the point of beginning, being lots Al and 
A2 containing 38.0371 acres; all as shown on a plan entitled "Subdivision Plan of Land in Wilmington, Mass., 
Scale: 1" equals 100', April 29, 1976, Whitman and Howard, Inc., Fng'rs. and Architects, 45 William St, 
Wellesley, Mass., Revised by Robert L. Higglns Wilmington Town Engineer," a copy of which is on file in the 
office of the Town Engineer or do anything in relation thereto. Article by Water and Sewer Commissioners. 

Motion by Mr. George Allan "I move that we pass over this article. Motion seconded and so voted unani- 
mously. Article passed over. 

ARTICLE 26. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum, of money for the purpose of acquir- 
ing a site for a well field and Water Department purposes, and to determine how the appropriation shall be 
raised, whether by transfer from available funds, by borrowing, or otherwise, and further to see if the Town 
will vote to authorize the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners and/or the Selectmen to purchase or take 
by eminent domain, or accept as a gift a certain parcel of land for such purposes, said land being described 
as follows: 



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(Article 26 continued) 

Beginning at a stone bound marking the northeasterly corner of land of LeBlanc, thence S40O39'57"E dis- 
tant 25.53 feet by land of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to a point, thence N76C'08'16"E dis- 
tant 32.30 feet by said land to a point, thence S46oi7'08"F distant 376. 50 feet by said land to a point, 
thence S52013'51"E distant 178.00 feet by said land to a point, thence bearing to the right with a curve 
of 2967.00 feet radius distant 374.71 feet by said land to a point of tangency, thence S32Ol0'41"E distant 
284.64 feet by said land to a point, thence S57049'24"W distant 26.37 feet by land of the Town of Wilming- 
ton to a point, thence S72°05'05"W distant 622.00 feet by other land of the Town of Wilmington to a point, 
thence S24059'45"W distant 198.63 feet by said land to a point, thence N57O07'21"W distant 100.00 feet 
by Lot A2 as shown on the herein referred to plan to a point, thence N29°03'00"W distant 200.00 feet by 
said lot to a point, thence N00O58'39"W distant 100.00 feet by said lot to a point, thence, N40O51'47"W 
distant 531.25 feet by said lot a point, thence N38019'21"E distant 86.05 feet by land of Walsh to a 
point, thence N32O07'02"W distant 220.42 feet by said land to a point, thence N54044'27"F distant 564.39 
feet by land of Ross, Wedgewood Avenue, and land of LeBlanc to the point of beginning, being lot Al 
containing 19.5828 acres; all as shown on a plan entitled "Subdivision Plan of Land in Wilmington, Mass., 
Scale : 1" equals 100', April 29, 1976, Whitman and Howard, Inc., Eng'rs. and Architects, 45 William St., 
Wellesley, Mass., Revised by Robert L. Higgins Wilmington Town Engineer," a copy of which is on file in the 
office of the Town Engineer; or do anything in relation thereto. Article by Water and Sewer Commission. 

Motion by George Allan, "I move to pass over this article." Seconded and so voted to pass over this article. 

ARTICLE 27. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to Leo W. Campbell 
and Kathleen Campbell a certain parcel of town-owned land shown as Parcel 32 on Assessors' Map 54 bound and 
described as follows: 

Southerly by Garden Avenue, 200 feet; 

Westerly by St. Paul Street, 100 feet; 

Northerly by lots 535 and 502, 200 feet; 

Easterly by Rhodes Street, 100 feet; 

being an unnumbered lot containing 20,000 square feet, all as shown on a plan entitled "Silver Lake Gardens 
Annex No.l, Wilmington, Mass., owned by J.W. Wilbur Co., Inc., December 2, 1918, Scale 80 ft. equals 1 in., 
A.L. Eliot C.E.," subject to such terms and conditions as the Selectmen may determine, including the 
following restrictions: 

For the benefit of the grantor that the premises herein conveyed shall be used as a single residence 
building lot and that the premises herein conveyed shall not be divided or subdivided either with or without 
contiguous premises. The above restrictions shall run with the land herein described and shall be binding 
on the grantee, his heirs and assigns and successors in title, all in accordance with law. 

And further to set the minimum amount to be paid for such conveyance; or do anything in relation thereto. 
Finance Committee recommends approval of this article. Planning Board made no recommendation due to their 
recommendation of a moratorium on all selling of town owned land. 

Motion by Mr. Leo Campbell, "I move that the Town vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to Leo 
W, Campbell and Kathleen Campbell a certain parcel of town-owned land shown as parcel 32 on Assessors' Map 
54 as - follows, description was the same as in printed article with a purchase price of $12,000." Motion 
was seconded and so voted by voice vote. Moderator declared motion so voted. 

ARTICLE 28. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to Patricia M. and 
Lawrence H. Gushing, III, a certain parcel of town-owned land shown as Parcel 26 on Assessors' Map 54 bound 
and described as follows: 

Southerly by Garden Avenue, 200 feet; 

Westerly by Brattle Street, 260 feet; 

Northerly by Pay Street, 200 feet; 

Easterly by St. Paul Street, 260 feet; 
being lots 271 through 280 inclusive and an unnumbered lot, containing 52,000 square feet, al] as shown on a 
plan entitled "Silver Lake Gardens Annex No. 1, Wilmington, Mass., owned by J.W. Wilburn Co., Inc., December 
2, 1918, Scale 80 ft. equals 1 in., A.L. Eliot C.E.," subject to such terms and conditions as the Selectmen 
may determine, including the following restrictions: 

For the benefit of the grantor that the premises herein conveyed shall be used as a single residence 
building lot and that the premises herein conveyed shall not be divided or subdivided either with or without 
contiguous premises. The above restrictions shall run with the land herein described and shall be binding 
on the grantee, his heirs and assigns and successors in title, all in accordance with law. 

And further to set the minimum amount to be paid for such conveyance; or do anything in relation thereto. 
Finance Committee recommends approval of this article. Planning Board made no recommendation. 



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Motion by Steven Sullivan, "I move that the Town vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to 
Patricia M. and Lawrence H. Gushing, III, a certain parcel of town-owned land shown as parcel 26 on Asses- 
sors' Map 5A bound and described as in printed article." Price of parcel was set at $14,000. Motion was 
seconded and so voted. 



APTICLE 29. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to Barbara E. and 
Gary J. Corning a certain parcel of town-owned land shown as Parcel 6 on Assessors' Map 10, bound and des- 
cribed as follows: 

Northerly by the 1972 Layout, 191 ft., 57. AO ft.; 

of Hopkins Street in 

four courses, 119.44 ft., and 2 ft. 

Westerly by the Wilroington-Bl llerica Town Line, 318 ft.; 

Easterly by Lot B on LC8478B, 5 ft. and 445 ft. in two courses 
containing 1.3 acres, subject to such terms and conditions as the Selectmen may determine, including the 
following restrictions: For the benefit of the grantor that the premises herein conveyed shall become part 
of the grantee's contiguous premises (i.e. Lot B on LC8478B) and for the benefit of the grantor that the 
premises herein conveyed shall not be divided or subdivided either with or without the grantee's contiguous 
premises. The above restrictions shall run with the land herein described and shall be binding on the gran- 
tee, his heirs and assigns and successors in title, all in accordance with law. And further to set the 
minimum amount to be paid for such conveyance; or do anything in relation thereto .Finance Committee recom- 
mends approval of this article. Planning Board has no recommendation for this article. 

Motion by Gary Corning, "I move that the Town vote to authorize the Selectmen to sell and convey to Barbara 
F. and Gary J. Corning a certain parcel of Town-owned land shown on Assessors' Map 10 as parcel 6 bound and 
described as on printed article. Motion was seconded and so voted. Minimum amount of this conveyance set 
at $1,800. 



ARTICLE 30. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Map of the Town of Wilmington by 
voting to rezone from Rural (R) District to Industrial (IND) District, a parcel of land described as follows: 
A certain parcel of land situated on the easterly side of Ballardvale Street in the Town of Wilmington, 
County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, being the northerly portion of Lot A as shown on a plan entitlted "Plan 
of Land in Wilmington, being the northerly portion of Lot A as shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Land in 
Wilmington, Mass." by Dana F. Perkins & Assoc., Inc., dated February 20, 1981 being bounded and described as 
follows : 

Beginning at a point on the easterly sideline of said Ballardvale Street said point being S3lO27'07"W 
and 10.20 feet of a county bound at the land of New England Power Company; thence S81°01 ' 34"E592 . 69 feet 
by the land of New England Power Company to a stone wall at the land of Henry E. Brooks; thence, by the 
stone wall and land of Brooks by the following nine (9) courses: 

S 13O44'00"W 117.60 feet 
S 07Ol4'15"W 74.06 feet 
S 04057' 22 "W 33.87 feet 
S 04O56'17"E 29.48 feet 
S 08O26'00"E 137.07 feet 
S 72026'21"E 134.78 feet 
S 15044'13"E 76.73 feet 
S 10O09'55"E 90.74 feet 
S 13Ol2'04"E 127.23 feet 

to a point at the Rural -Industrial zone line as amended February 11, 1961; thence N88°30'34" W 1019.88 
feet by the Rural-Industrial zone line to a point on the easterly sideline of said Ballardvale Street; 
thence by the easterly sideline of said Ballardvale Street by a curve to the right having a radius of 720.00 
feet and a length of 108.74 feet to a point; thence, by the easterly sideline of said Ballardvale Street, by 
a curve to the right having a radius of 623.83 feet and a lenght of 389.33 feet to a county bound; thence, 
N3lO27'07" E 352.00 feet by said easterly sideline of Ballardvale Street to the point of beginning. 

The previously described parcel containing 14,25 acres more or less and being the portion of Lot A that is 
currently zoned "Rural." Also being a portion of Lot 26 as shown on Wilmington Assessors' Map R-3; or do 
anything in relation thereto. Finance Committee recommends approval of this article. Planning Board recom- 
mends approval of this article. 

Motion by Joseph Courtney, "I move that the town vote to amend from Rural to Industrial, the Zoning as in 
the printed article above." Motion was seconded and so voted unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 31. To see If the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the Town of Wilming- 
ton by voting to rezone from Industrial (IND) District to ?ingle-Pesidence-A (SPA) District, parcels of land 
described as follows: 

1. Beginning at a point in the easterly sideline of Woburn Street, said point being at the intersection 
of land of Lyons and land of Analog Devices, Inc., thence northerly distant 35 feet, more or less, by said 
sideline, thence easterly distant 1275 feet, more or less, by the zoning line which separates the Industrial 
District from the Single-Residence-A District, said line meaning and intending to be the zoning line as 
established in the adoption of the Zoning District Map of the Town of Wilmington under the motion for 
Article 8 of the Special Town Meeting held November 28, 1955, thence southerly distant 225 feet, more or 
less, by a zoning line as described above, thence westerly in 2 courses distant 107 feet, more or less, and 
554.84 feet by land of Analog Devices, Inc., thence northerly distant 15.94 feet by said land, thence west- 
erly distant 634.40 feet by said land to the point of beginning. 

2. Beginning at a point said point being at the intersection of land of Lyons, Sheehan, and Compugraphic 
Corp., thence westerly in 2 courses distant 57.48 feet and 175 feet, more or less, by land of Compugraphic 
Corp., and land of DlCenso, thence easterly distant 237 feet, more or less, by a zoning line as described 
above, thence southerly distant 23 feet, more or less, by land of Sheehan to the point of beginning. The 
meaning and intended to rezone all the land owned by Lyons currently in the Industrial District from Indus- 
trial (IND) District to Single-Pe sidence-A (SPA) District; for further reference see M47, PI shown as Asse- 
ssors' Map 47 & 57; or do anything in relation thereto. Finance Committee recommends approval of this 
Article. Planning Foard recommends approval of this article. 

Motion by John J. Lyons, "I move that the Town vote to rezone from Industrial to Single Residence A as des- 
cribed in Article 31 above." Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously. 



ARTICLE 32. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Map of the Town of Wilmington by 
voting to rezone from Single Resldence-A (SRA) District to General Business (GE) District, a parcel of land 
described as follows: 

That certain parcel of land situated on the Easterly side of Woburn Street and the Northerly side of 
Lowell Street in the Town of Wilmington, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, consisting of parcels shown and 
designated on Wilmington Assessors' Map 58, as Lots 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 34, and being further described 
in accordance with a plan entitled "Plan of Land in Wilmington, Mass., Owned by Jackson Brothers, Inc., 
Scale 50' to an Inch, Dated Feb. 17, 1982, Prepared by Robert E. Anderson, Inc , " as follows: 

A parcel of land situated on the Northeast corner of the intersection of Lowell Street (Rte. 129) and 
Woburn Street shown as parcels 29 through 34 Inclusive on Assessors' Map 58 and bounded: 

SOUTHERLY by Lowell Street 364.91 feet, 

SOUTHEWESTERLY by the intersection of Lowell Street and Woburn Street 75.2 feet, along a curve 
having a radius of 41.17 feet, 
WESTERLY by Woburn Street 182.8 feet, 

NORTHERLY by land of Leland H. and Irene L. Jackson 108.00 feet, 
WESTERLY by land of said Leland H. and Irene L. Jackson 65.00 feet, 
NORTHERLY by land of Joseph J. Shamon 290.00 feet and, 
EASTERLY by Lee Avenue about 290 feet. 

Said parcel contains 2.5 acres, more or less, according to said Plan; or do anything in relation thereto. 
Finance Committee and Planning Board recommends approval of this article. 

Motion by Joseph Courtney, "I move that the town vote to rezone from SPA to General Business, a certain 
parcel of land shown and described in the printed article above and known as Lots 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 on 
Map 58. Motion was seconded. After some discussion the vote was taken. Voted unanimously to rezone. 



This concludes the Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting. All articles having been acted upon the motion 
was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion so voted. The meeting was adjourned at 12:27 A.M. 

There were four hundred thirty-six (436) voters present at the afternoon session and four hundred and fifty- 
four (454) present during the evening session. There were eighteen (IP) non-voters present at the after- 
noon session, and eight (8) for the evening session. 



ARTICLES BY TAXATION $15,423,015. 
ARTICLES BY TRANSFER 1,631,143 . 

TOTAL $17,054,158. 



Attest: 



Priscilla P.W. Lynch 
Town Clerk 

Wilmington, Massachusetts 



STATE PRIMAPY - WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
HIGH SCHOOL GYMJASTUM, CHURCH STREET - September 14, 1982 



To either of the Constables of the Town of Wilmington: 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonweath of Massachusetts your are hereby required to notify and warn the 
inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote in Primaries to meet in the High School G5Tnnasium, Church 
Street, V.'i Imington, Massachusetts on Tuesday, the fourteenth day of September 1982 at seven o'clock a.m. for 
the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the Primary Officers for the Nomination of Candidates of Political Parties for 
the following offices: 



Senator in Congress 

Governor 

Lt. Governor 

Attorney General 

Secretary 

Treasurer 

Audi tor 

Representative in Congress 
Counci llor 

Senator in General Court 
Representative in General ( 

Precincts 1-2-4-5-6 

Precinct 3 
District Attorney 
Clerk of Courts 
Register of Deeds 
County Commissioner 



For the Commonwealth 

For the Commonwealth 

For the Commonwealth 

For the Commonwealth 

For the Commonwealth 

For the Commonwealth 

For the Commonwealth 

For the 7th Congressional District 

For the 5^^ Councillor District 

For the 1^*^ Essex & Middlesex District 

For the 20^^ Representative District 

For the 2ist Representative District 

For the Northern District 

For Middlesex County 

For Middlesex Northern District 

For Middlesex County 



The polls will be open from seven o'clock a.m. to eight o'clock, p.m. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrent with your doings thereon at the time and place of said 
mee ti ng . 



Given under our hands this sixteenth day of August A.D. 1982. 
Attest : 



Selectmen of Wilmington 
A. John Imbimbo 
Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. 
James C. Stewart 



At 6:45 A.M. on September 14, 1982 the polls were being prepared at the High School for the State Primary 
Election in order to open at 7:00 A.M. At 7:00 A.M. the polls were declared OPEN by the Town CLerk. The 
Zero sheets were removed from the machines to show all interested that they were clear. 

The Polls were closed at 8:00 P.M. with about 50.8% of all registered voters voting. All voting was com- 
pleted at 8:25 P.M. All totals from the 25 machines were recorded and declaration thereof made, as directed 
by law, and were for the foli owing. 

DEMOCRATIC PARTY 



SENATOR in CONGRESS 

Edward M. Kennedy 3028 

Blanks 1258 

TOTAL 4286 



GOVERNOR 



Edward J. King 2148 

Michael S. Dukakis 2061 

Blanks 77^ 

TOTAL 4286 



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(State Primary Election continued) 



LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 

John F. Kerry 1355 

Evelyn Murphy 628 

Lou Nlckinello 481 

Lois G. Pines 319 

Samuel Rotondi 1288 

Blanks 215 

TOTAL 4286 

ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Francis X. Bellottl 3209 

Blanks 1077 

TOTAL J286 

SECRETARY 

Michael Joseph Connolly 2706 

Blanks 1580 

TOTAL 4286 

TREASURER 

Robert Q. Crane 2818 

Blanks 1468 

TOTAL 4286 

AUDITOR 

John J. Finnegan 2669 

Blanks 1617 

TOTAL 4286 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 

Edward J. Markey 2827 

Blanks 1459 

TOTAL 4286 
COUNCILLOR 5^^ District 

John F. Markey 2579 

Blanks 1707 

TOTAL 4286 

SENATOR in General Court 

Stephen J. O'Leary 2498 

Blanks 1788 

TOTAL 4286 

REPRESENTATIVE in General Court 20^^ Middlesex 

James R. Miceli 3216 

Frank A. Antonelli 383 

Blanks 108 

TOTAL 3707 

REPRESENTATIVE in General Court 20th Middlesex 

Michael J. Barrett 370 

Blanks 209 

TOTAL 579 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY 

John J. Droney .603 

Paul J. Cavanaugh .740 

Edward R. Gargiulo .973 

L. Scott Harshbarger 1461 

Blanks 509 

TOTAL 4286 



CLERK OF COURTS 

Edward J. Sullivan 2831 

Blanks 1455 

TOTAL 4286 

REGISTER OF DEEDS 

Edward J. Early, Jr 2668 

Blanks 1618 

TOTAL 4286 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER 

Albert Joseph Anessimo 1620 

Bill Schmidt 1425 

Blanks 1241 

TOTAL 4286 

TOTAL DEMOCRATIC VOTE CAST 4286 

REPUBLICAN PARTY 

SENATOR IN CONGRESS 

Ray Shamie 294 

Blanks 119 

TOTAL 413 

GOVERNOR 

Andrew H. Card, Jr 78 

John R. Lakian 97 

John W. Sears 220 

Blanks _18^ 

TOTAL 413 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 

Leon J. Lombardi 292 

Blanks 121^ 

TOTAL 413 

ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Richard L. Wainwright 286 

Blanks 127 

TOTAL 413 

SECRETARY 

Jody DeRoma Dow 272 

Blanks 141 

TOTAL 413 

TREASURER 

Mary J. LeClair 277 

Blanks 126 

TOTAL 413 

AUDITOR 

Michael S. Robertson 279 

Blanks 134 

TOTAL 413 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 

David M. Basile 287 

Blanks 126 

TOTAL 413 



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(State Primary Election Continued) 
COUNCILLOR 

Peter A. Davekos 

Blanks 

Total 



.263 
. 150 
413 



DISTRICT ATTORNEY 
Guy A. Carbone 
Blanks 
Total 



SENATOR 

Robert C. Buell 

Blanks 

Total 



296 
117 
A13 



CLERK OF COURTS 



REGISTER OF DEEDS 



REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 



COUNTY COMMISSIONER 



TOTAL REPUBLICAN VOTE CAST 



The Polls closed at 8:00 P.M. and the declaration of the vote was made at 10:00 p.m. 

Attest: Prlscilla R.W. Lynct 

Town Clerk 
Wilmington, Mass. 



WARRANT - SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - SEPTEMBER 20, 1982 



TO: Either of the Constables of the Town of Wilmington: 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescribed in the By-Laws of 
said Town you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town qualified to vote in Town 
affairs to meet and assemble at Barrows Auditorium, Wilmington High School, in said Town of Wilmington on 
Monday the twentieth day of September, 1982, at 7:30 p.m., then and there to act on the following articles: 

Articles will be taken in random order as drawn by the Moderator after Article One which deals with 
budget items, as voted at our Annual Town Meeting of April 1982. Article Six will be second; Article Eight 
will be third; Article Two will be fourth. At this point in the meeting Article Seven was passed over; 
Article five was fifth; Article three was sixth and Article four was seventh and the final article: 

The Moderator was notified that a quorum was present about 7:30 p.m. but because of the large amount of 
people still being checked in, he waited to open the meeting to give all a chance to be present. The Moder- 
ator opened the meeting at 7:50 p.m. with approximately five hundred eighty-five (85) being in the hall. 

The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Rocco DePasquale. After which the Moder- 
ator explained the procedure of Roberts Rules, and the Do's and Don'ts of the Town Meeting. 

The Moderator started to read the Warrant and was interrupted by Rocco DePasquale. Motion, "I move 
that the Moderator dispense with further reading of the warrant and take up and make reference to each 
article by number. Motion was seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 1. To see how much money the Town will further appropriate for the expenses of the Town and the 
salaries of several Town Officers and Departments, and determine how the same shall be raised, whether by 
taxation, transfer from available funds, or otherwise; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Rocco DePasquale, "I move that the several and respective sums as recommended by the Finance Com- 
mittee be raised by taxation or transfer from available funds and appropriated for the purposes set forth in 
Article 1; each line item to be taken up and voted subject to amendment. Motion seconded and voted by line 
item. 



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(Special Town Meeting continued) 
SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET PECOMMENDATIONS 
Police Department (Account 200) 

Video Monitoring System $ 7,000.00 

Deputy Police Chief 21,000.00 

(This amount was taken up for reconsideration after account 905, by Mary Deislinger. 
A voice vote was questioned to reconsider and a standing vote was taken. Yes 234 
No 233, After much discussion about Civil Service, etc., a standing vote was taken 
and again the amount of $21,000, was voted for Deputy Chief.) 
Fire Department (Account 205) 

Vacation Fill-In 24,454.00 

Sick Leave Fill-In 13,141.00 

Dispatcher Clerks 17,000.00 

Public Buildings (Account 700) 

School Security 10,000.00 

Permanent Building Committee (Account 905) 

Personal Services 800.00 

Contractural Services & Supplies 1,200.00 

Historical Commission (Account 940) 

Personal Services 150.00 

Historical Programs and Activities 280.00 

Contractual Services 1,500.00 

Council on Aging (Account 946) 

Contractual Services 2,500.00 

(Motion by George Boylen, Jr., "I move that the amount of $2,500. for Council on Aging 
be inserted in place of the "0" figure of the Finance Committee. Motion seconded and 
so voted,) 
Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Account 941) 

Cost Increase 80,000.00 

Reserve Fund (Account 900) 

(Cost Increase. The amount of $20,000. was entered by the Finance Committee and was 
voted dovm by voice vote which Robert Cain challenged. A standing vote was taken, 
Yes 136 No 330, Reserve fund $20,000 lost. 
School Department (Account 600) 
Salaries and Expenses 

2300-1-21 (1) Intermediate Gym Teacher 17,092,00 

2300-1-51 (1) Systemwide Adaptive Gym Teacher 17,092.00 

3100-1-31 (1) High School Attendance Specialist 18,000.00 

2300-1-21 (2) Intermediate Reading Teachers 34,184.00 

2300-2-31 (1) Career-Job Developer 18,000.00 

2300-3-21 (2) Intermediate Office Aides 3,600.00 

2300-3-31 (1) High School Para-professional 2,646,00 

7300-5 (12) Microcomputers with Software 55,560,00 

2300-1-11 (5) Elementary Music Teacher 8,546.00 

2300-1-21 (1) Intermediate Music Teacher 1 7,092.00 

$ 191,812.00 

After much discussion the above amount was voted by voice vote and declared so voted. 
The total amount of Supplemental Budget approved was $370,837. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to amend "The By-Law of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington 
Revised" by adding to Section 10, Chapter 1, to permit the Town to charge a reasonable fee on the collection 
of overdue gas and electric liens placed on real estate in the Town by any municipal light and/or gas 
department as follows: 

Section 10. In addition to all other authority contained in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 164, 
Section 58B through 58F Inclusive, the Town shall charge an additional 15% of the overdue municipal gas 
and/or electrical bill collected as reimbursements of the costs to the Town. Finance Committee recommends 
approval , 

Motion by James Stewart, "I move that the Town vote to amend "The By-Law of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Wilming- ton Revised" by adding Section 10, Chapter 1, to permit the Town to charge a reasonable fee for the 
recordation of overdue gas and electric liens placed on real estate in the Town by an municipal light and/or 
gas department as follows" 

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Section ]0. In addition to all other authority contained In Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 164, Section 
S8B through 58F inclusive, the Town shall charge an additional fee for the recordation of municipal gas 
and/or electric liens places on real estate, and to be collected by the Town reimbursements of the costs; 
such fees to be determined by the Town Manage after consultation with the Board of Selectmen. The fees 
shall take effect after having been published in a newspaper of local circulation not less than two weeks 
before the effective date. 

Article was voted as amended in the motion after it was seconded. A voice vote was taken and the Moderator 
declarer* the Article as amended so voted. 

APTICl.F 8. To see if the Town of Wilmington will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the Town 
of Wilmington by voting to rezone from General Business District to High Density Traffice District the fol- 
lowing described premises: The land in Wilmington situated on the northerly side of Lowell Street, being 
Parcel 57-B as shown on Sheet A9 of the Town of Wilmington Assessors' Map, and bounded and described as 
f ol lows : 

Southerly by Lowell, Street, 340 feet more or less; 
Fasterly by Maple Meadow Brook, 400 feet more or less; 

Northerly by other land of Allen, as shown on said plan, 340 feet, more or less; and 
Westerly by land of Fenton and others, as shown on said plan, 440 feet, more or less; 
containing 3.7 acres, more or less; or do anything In relation thereto 

Finance Committee recommends approval of this Article and Planning Board recommeds approval of Article as 
amended at their hearing, the Moderator so stated. Motion by Michael McCoy, "I move that the Town vote to 
amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from General Business 
(CB) District to High Density Traffic (HDTB) Business District the following described premises; The land 
in Wilmington situated on the northerly side of Lowell Street, being part of Parcel 57-B as shown on Sheet 
49 of the Town of Wilmington Assessors' Map, and bounded and described as follows: 
Southerly by Lowell Street, 150 feet, more or less; 
Fasterly by other land of the petitioner 184.34 feet; 
Northerly by other land of the petitioner 116.18 feet; 
Westerly by land of Fenton 151.71 feet and 43.96 feet. 
Containing 25,600 square feet more or less. 

Motion seconded. Two-thirds vote required. Standing vote was taken YES 365 NO 72 Motion so voted. 

ARTICLF 2. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law of the Town of Wilmington by deleting 
Section 1II-1.B.2. in its entirety and substituting a new Section III-1.B.2. to permit uses for Federal or 
State Aided Housing Projects for Elderly Persons, age 62 or over, and handicapped persons, including mul- 
tiple unit buildings, by special permit by the Board of Appeals as specified in Section VI1I-4.C., all as 
proposed in an amendment now on file with the Town Clerk and available for inspection. 
Section ITI-1-B.2. 

Hospital, ambulatory care center Including related medical services santarium 
nursing, rest or convalescent home, charitable instutlon. Federal or State Aided 
Housing Projects for Elderly Persons, age 62 or over, and handicapped persons, 
Including multiple unit single story building, of which no one building shall be 
closer than one hundred and fifty (150) feet to any single family residence exist- 
ing at the time of the beginning of construction or any such multiple units, or 
other similar non-correctional institutional use, provided that a site plan has 
been submitted to and approved by the Board of Appeals, in which case the area of 
lots, street frontage, yard sizes, width and depth of lots, set backs, building 
height and lot coverages shall be as shown on the site plan as approved" or do 
anything in relation thereto. 
Finance Committee and the Planning Board recommended approval. Moderator explained for those wondering that 
an article can be brought up at a town meeting in less than two years if the planning Board gives unanimous 
approval. A two-thirds vote is required for zoning change. 

Motion //I. George Hooper made the motion as printed above in the original article. Motion was seconded. 
Motion //2 by Robin Theodos, "I move that the town vote to amend the Zoning By-Law of the Town of Wilmington 
by deleting "Federal or State Aided Housing Projects for elderly person, age 65 or over, and handicapped 
persons" from Section III-1.B.2., adding a new Section IIl-l.C. to permit uses for Federal or State Aided 
Housing Projects for all persons, those of age 62 or over being considered 'elderly', including multiple 
unit single story buildings, of which no one building shall be closer than one hundred and fifty (150) feet 
to any single family residence existing at the time of construction of any such multiple units, provided 
that Town Meeting approval is obtained as described below. 



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Section III-1.B.2. 

Hospital, ambulatory care center Including related medical services, sanitarium, 
nursing, rest or convalescent home, or charitable institution. Including multiple 
unit single story buildings, of which no none building shall be closer than one 
hundred and fifty (150) feet to any single family residence existing at the time 
of the beginning of construction of any such multiple units, or other similar non- 
correctional institutional use. 
Section III-l.C. 

In a Rural District, and in a Single-Residence-A or Single-Residence-B District, the 
following use may be permitted to Town Meeting Approval as specified below: 
Federal or State aided Housing Projects for all persons, those of age 62 or over being 
considered 'elderly' Including multiple unit single story buildings, of which no one 
shall be closer than one hundred and fifty (150) feet to any single family residence 
existing at the time of the beginning of construction of any such multiple units, pro- 
vided that the building plans are discussed with and approved by a two-thirds (2/3rds) 
majority of registered voters present at a Town Meeting prior to the beginning of any 
construction. The discussion shall include but not be limited to estimates of impact 
to the Town in areas of environment, traffic, property value, and increased taxes due 
to Town-provided services such as education, utilities and sewerage, as well as poten- 
tial benefits to Wilmington residents. Or do anything in relation thereto. 

This motion was seconded and after some discussion was WITHDRAWN. Motion #3 by A. Daniel Gillis, "I move to 
to amend the Zoning By-Law of the Town of Wilmington by deleting Section III-1.B.2. etc. Mr. Gillis propo- 
sal was the same as the original motion with the deletion of (and handlcappted persons) in the main section 
of the motion, and the deletion of (and handicapped persons) in the main section of the motion, and the 
deletion of (provided that a site plan has been submitted to and approved by the Board of Appeals, in which 
case the area of lots, street frontage, yard sizes, widith and depth of lots, set backs, building height and 
lot coverages shall be as shown on the site plan as approved.) Last four lines of Section III-1.B.2. This 
amendment was seconded, and lots by a vote of YES 139 to NO 167 

The main motion as made by George Hooper was voted on by voice vote, questioned, and a standing vote was 
taken. Motion was voted YES 121 NO 231. Motion lost. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Map of the Town of Wilmington by 
voting to rezone from Single Residence A. District to Industrial (IND) District, a parcel of land off Salem 
Street, containing 21.5 acres more or less and bounded and described as follows: 

Northwesterly by Salem Street, two hundred ans seventy-nine (279) feet more or less; 

Westerly by lands now or formerly of Simpson, Dillaway, Prlggin and Barrows seven hundred 

and sixty-two feet (762) more or less; 

Southwesterly by land now or formerly of Coombs three hundred fifty (350) feet more or less; 
Westerly by land now or formerly of Coombs and Emmons four hundred (400) feet more or less; 
Northeasterly by land now or formerly of Emmons one hundred sixty-five (165) feet more or less; 
Northerly by land now or formerly of Earle S. Hamilton one hundred thirty-five (135) feet more or less; 
Westerly by land now or formerly of Hamilton and Coombs three hundred sixty-five (365) feet more or less; 
Northerly by land now or formerly of Coombs forty (40) feet more or less; 

Westerly by land now or formerly of Hamilton one hundred forty-four (144) feet more or less; 
Northerly by land now or formerly of Hamilton one hundred fifty (150) feet more or less; 
Westerly by Middlesex Avenue forty (40) feet more or less; 

Southerly by land now or formerly of Allen four hundred (400) feet more or less; 
Westerly by land now or formerly of Allen one hundred ninety (190) feet more or less; 
Southeasterly by Route 62 one thousand four hundred twenty-one (1421) feet more or less; 
Easterly by Route 93 seven hundred forty-five (745) feet more or less; 
being shown as lot 4Z , Sheet 96 of the Town of Wilmington Property Map, or do anything in relation thereto. 

At this point in the Town Meeting, Mr. Courtney approached the podium with notice that he was passing over 
the article. The Moderator accepted his motion and the article was passed over. 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will accept the provisions of Chapter 40, Section 4C, of the Massachusetts 
General Laws relative to requiring advertising for equipment, supplies or materials purchased in an amount 
exceeding four thousand ($4,000.00) or do anything in relation thereto. 



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Motion by Daniel Ballou, "I move that the Town vote to accept the provision of Chapter 40, Section 4G, of 
the Massachusetts General Laws relative to requiring advertising for equipment, supplies or materials pur- 
chased in an amount exceeding four thousand dollars ($4,000,00) Motion was seconded and explained by the 
Town Manager. A voice vote was taken and the Moderator announced so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Chapter 743 of the Acts of 1981, rela- 
tive to the granting of a Real Estate tax exemption to a surviving spouse, minor whose parents are deceased, 
or a person or persons of the age of seventy, or to act in any manner in relation thereto. Article by Board 
of Assessors. 

Motion by Robert Cain, "I move that the Town vote to accept the provisions of Chapter 743 of the Acts of 
1981, relative to the granting of a Real Estate tax exemption to a surviving spouse, minor whose parents are 
deceased, or a person or persons of the age of seventy. Motion was seconded and explained by Assesor. 
Article so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will rescind the authority to Issue the unissued balance of $15,000. of bonds 
authorized under Article 4, Special Town Meeting of December 8, 1980 and to confirm the issuance of the 
$185,000 of bonds persuant to that authority. 

Motion by A. John Imbimbo, "I move that the Town vote to rescind the authority to issue the unissued balance 
of $15,000. of bonds authorized under Article 4, Special Town Meeting of December 8, 1980, and to confirm 
the issuance of the $185,000. of bonds pursuant to that authority. Motion seconded and voted, unanimously. 

The Moderator asked if their was any further business to come before this meeting and if not would someone 
make a motion to adjourn. Motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 11:55 p.m. 

A total number of six hundred twenty-two (622) voters and eleven (11) non-voters were in attendance. 

This was the first meeting after the initiation of the random selection of articles, and all seemed to go 

well. There were no problems. 

TOTAL MONIES VOTED $ 370,837.00 

TOTAL FOR FISCAL 1983 $17,424,995.00 



Priscilla R.W, Lynch 
Town Clerk 

Wilmington, Massachusetts 



SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH 
TOWN WARRANT FOR THE STATE ELECTION 
THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

SS: Middlesex 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Wilington, Massachusetts 
GREETINGS: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to notify and warn the Inhabitants of 
said town who are qualified to vote in elections to vote at 

PRECINCTS 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 
HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM > 
on TUESDAY, THE SECOND DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1982 " 
from 6:00 a,m. to 8:00 p,m. for the following purpose: 
To cast their votes in the State Election for the candidates for the following offices: 

U.S. SENATOR For the Commonwealth 

GOVERNOR /LT. GOVERNOR For the Commonwealth 

ATTORNEY GENERAL For the Commonwealth 

SECRETARY OF STATE For the Commonwealth 



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TREASURER 
AUDITOR 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 
COUNCILLOR 

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT... 
REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 
Prec. 1,2,4,5&6 
Prec. 3 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY 
CLERK OF COURTS 
REGISTRY OF DEEDS 
COUNTY COMMISSIONER 



For the Commonwealth 
For the Commonwealth 

Congressional District 

Councillor District 
1^*^ Essex-Middlesex Senator District 

20'^'^ Middlesex Representative District 
21^*^ Middlesex Representative District 
Northern District 
Middlesex County 
Northen District 
Middlesex County 



BALLOT QUESTIONS 



QUESTION 1., 
QUESTION 2. , 
QUESTION 3., 
QUESTION 4., 
QUESTION 5. 
QUESTION 6., 
QUESTION 1.. 



Proposed Amendment to the Constitution 
.Proposed Amendment to the Constitution 
•Law Proposed by Initiative Petition 
.Referendum on an Existing Law 

.Should the Gov't negotiate a nuclear moratorium 
.Shall the Town of Wilmington grant licenses to It 



il clubs within the town? 



.Precinct 3 only-Shall the representative act in favor of nuclear freeze' 



return of this warrant with your doings theron at the t: 



Hereof fail not and 
meeting . 

Given under our hands this 12th of October 1982. 



md place of said 



A true copy: 



s/ Rocco V. DePasquale 

s/ Robert J. Cain 

s/ A.John Imbimbo 

s/ Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. 

s/ James C. Stewart 

Selectmen of the Town of Wilmington 



At 5:45 A.M. on November 2, 1982 the polls were being prepared at the High School for the State Election in 
order to open at 6:00 A.M. At 6:00 A.M. the Polls were declared OPEN by the Town CLerk. The Zero sheets 
were removed from the machines to show all interested that they were clear. 

The Polls were closed at 8:00 P.M. with about 64.8% of all registered voters voting. All voting was com- 
pleted at 8:35 P.M. All totals from the 25 machines were recorded and declaration thereof made, as directed 
by law, and were for the following. 



SENATOR in CONGRESS 

Edward M. Kennedy 3485 

Ray Shamie 2508 

I Howard S. Katz 58 

Blanks 102 

TOTAL 6153 

GOVERNOR-LIEUENANT GOVERNOR 

Dukakis & Kerry 3432 

j Sears & Lombardi 2388 

j Rich & Davie s 166 

I Shipman & MacConnell 37 

Blanks 130 

TOTAL .6153 



ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Francis X. Bellottl 4655 

Richard L. Walnwright 998 

Michael Reilly 172 

Blanks 328 

TOTAL 6153 

SECRETARY 

Michael Joseph Connolly 4092 

Jody DeRoma Dow 1256 

Robin D.Zazula 187 

Blanks 618 

TOTAL 6153 



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TREASURER 

Robert 0. Crane 4050 

Mary J. LeClair 1348 

Freda L. Nason 166 

Blanks 589 

TOTAL 6153 

AUDITOR 

John J. Finnegan 3694 

Michael S. Robertson 1482 

Donald E. Washburn 227 

Blanks 750 

TOTAL 6153 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 

Edward J. Markey 4079 

Pavid M. Basile 1666 

Blanks 409 

TOTAL 6153 

COUNCILLOR 5thDistrict 

John F. Markey 4095 

Peter A. Davekos 1325 

Blanks 733 

TOTAL 6153 

SENATOR in General Court 

Robert C. Buell 2002 

Stephen J. O'Leary 3524 

Blanks 627 

TOTAL 6153 



REPRESENTATIVE in General Court 20thMiddlesex 

James R. Miceli 4575 

Blanks 648 

TOTAL 5223 

REPRESENTATIVE in General Court 20*^^ Middlesex 

Michael J. Barrett 647 

Blanks 283 

TOTAL 930 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY 

Guy A. Carbone 1412 

L. Scott Harshbarger 4216 

Blanks 525 

TOTAL 6153 

CLERK OF COURTS 

Edward J. Sullivan 4335 

Blanks 1818 

TOTAL 6153 

REGISTER OF DEEDS 

Edward J. Early, Jr 4117 

Blanks 2036 

TOTAL 6153 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER 

Bill Schmidt 3956 

Blanks 2197 

TOTAL 6153 



QUESTION //I 

Proposed Arnendment to the Constltltulon 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below, which was approved by 
the General Court in joint sessions of the House of Representatives and the Senate on July 2, 1980 by a 
vote of 171-4, and on June 21, 1982 by a vote of 144-44? 

YES 1801 NO 3653 

SUMMARY 

The proposed constitutional amendment would remove the present constitutional prohibition against the use 
of public funds to aid or maintain private primary or secondary schools. 

It would permit the Commonwealth, cities and town to make public funds available to pupils attending 
private primary and secondary schools in the form of either aid, materials or services subject, however, to 
three specific limitations. First, the private school could not be one that discriminates on the basis of 
race or color in its admission requirements. Second, the grant of aid must be consistent with the First 
Amendment to the United States Constitution which guarantees the free exercise of religion and prohibits the 
establishment of religion. Third, individual pupils would have to request the aid, materials or services. 
In addition to these three limitations, the amendment would authorize the legislature to enact other laws 
imposing conditions or restrictions on the grant of public aid, materials or services. 

The proposal would also change the state constitution to allow public money to be spent to aid infir- 
maries, hospitals, charitable or religious undertakings if they are either publicly owned or under the con- 
trol of public officials. The state constitution now prohibits such spending unless these Institutions are 
both publicly owned and under the control of public officials. 
QUESTION //2. 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below, which was approved by 
the General Court in joint sessions of the House of representatives and the Senate on September 19, 1980 
by a vote of 123-63, and on June 21, 1982 by a vote of 125-62? 

YES 3645 NO 1864 



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SUMMARY 

The proposed constitutional amendment would allow the legislature to enact laws authorizing the state 
courts to impose the death penalty on the conviction of crimes to be specified by law. The proposed amend- 
ment would provide that no provision of the state constitution may in the future be construed as prohibiting 
the imposition of the punishment of death. 

QUESTION #3 

LAW PROPOSED BY INITIATIVE PETITION 

Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the House of Representatives or 
the Senate before July 7, 1982? 

YES 3652 NO 1722 
SUMMARY 

The proposed law would require that before the construction or operation of any new nuclear power plant or 
low-level radioactive waste storage or disposal facility in the Commonwealth, the legislature must make 
certain findings and a majority of voters must approve the new facility at a statewide election. 

Before the question of building a new nuclear power plant could be submitted to the voters, the legisl- 
ature would have to find that (1) the proposed facility in the best means of meeting energy needs based on 
certain economic, safety, environmental and social considerations: (2) a federally-licensed facility exists 
for the disposal of the high-level radioactive waste that would be generated; (3) and approved emergency 
preparedness plan has been developed; (4) radioactive pollution standards have been promulgated; and (5) a 
demonstrated, federally-approved technalogy exists for decommissioning the proposed power plant. 

Before the question of building and operating a low-level radioactive waste storage or disposal facility 
or of enterning into an agreement with another state to build and operate such a facility in Massachusetts 
could be submitted to the voters, the legislature would have to find that the technology and site designated 
for the proposed facility are the best available based on certain economic, safety, environmental and social 
considerations. The legislature would also have to find that the obligations Imposed on Massachusetts by 
any interstate agreement were no greater than those imposed on any other state. 

The proposal would not apply to a facility which had obtained all necessary government approvals before 
August 5, 1982, nor to any facility for disposal or storage of radioactive wastes from medical or blore- 
search applications in Massachusetts 

QUESTION #4 

REFERENDUM ON AN EXISTING LAW 

Do you approve of a law summarized below, which was approved by the House of Representives on November 10, 
1981 by a vote of 108-49, and by the Senate on November 16, 1981 by a vote of 29-10? 

YES 3207 NO 2424 

SUMMARY 

The law requires that a refundable deposit be paid for certain beverage containers sold in Massachusetts. 

Beverage containers of less than 32 ounces must have a refund values of at least five cents and larger 
containers a refund values of at least ten cents. This requirement applies to non-biodegradable containers 
of carbonated soft drinks, mineral water, beer and other malt beverages, dairy products, natural fruit 
juices or wine. All beverage containers subject to deposit must clearly indicate the refund value on the 
container. 

The deposit is paid by the consumer upon purchase and must be refunded when the consumer returns the empty 
container to a proper dealer or redemption center, so long as the container does not contain any material 
different from its normal contents. Dealers and distributors are also subject to the same depost and refund 
on the beverage containers they handle, and are also entitled to a handling fee of at least one cent per 
container. . 

No containters can be sold in the state if they are joined together by plastic rings or any other device 
that cannot be broken down by light or bacteria. 

The law provides a bottler a reduction in corporate excise tax of one-tenth of one cent for each re- 
usable beverage container which the bottler sells in the first three months of 1983. The law provides for 
additional unemployment benefits and, if the Legislature appropriates the funds, a job retraining program 
for employees of bottlers, canners, or manufacturers of beverage containers who lose their jobs as a result 
of this law. 

The law takes effect on January 17, 1983. 



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QUESTION //5 

Shall the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusett Inform the President and the Congress of the 
United States that it is the desire of the people of Massachusetts to have the government of the United 
States work vigorously to negotiate a mutual nuclear weapons moratorium and reduction, with appropriate 
verification, with the Soviet Union and other nations? 

YES 3552 NO 1497 

QUESTION //6 

Shall the town of Wilmington grant licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be consumed on the 
premises to legally chartered clubs within the boundaries of said town? 

YES 3438 NO 1997 

QUESTION #7 

Shall the Representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution requesting the 
President of the United States to propose to the Soviet Union a mutual nuclear weapons freeze immediately 
halting the testing, production, and deployment of all nuclear warheads, missiles, and delivery systems; and 
to further propose future reductions in the number of these nuclear warheads, missiles and delivery systems? 

YES 533 NO 245 



Attest: Prlscilla R.W. Lynch 

Town Clerk 

Wilmington, Massachusetts 



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ANALYSIS OF CASH ACCOUNT 
July 1. 1981 through June 30. 1982 



Jalance as of July 1, 1981 
Add: Cash Receipts 7/1/81 to 6/30/81 

Deduct: Cash Expenditures 7/1/81 to 6/30/82 
Journal Entry Transfer 



1,725,158.14 
72,342,544.52 
74,067,702.66 
71,423,730,89 
1,075,464.98 
1.568.506.79 



ANALYSIS OF CASH RECEIVED 



Tax Collections : 

Personal Property, Levy 



Real Estate, Levy 



Betterments Added to Taxes : 
Water Assessment, Levy 



Street Assessment, Levy 

Sewer Assessment, Levy 
Water Liens Added to Taxes : 
Levy 



Sewer Liens Added to Taxes : 
Levy 

Tax Titles & Possessions : 

Tax Titles Redeemed 

Tax Possessions 

Pro-Forma Taxes 
Assessments Paid In Advance : 

Water 

Street 

Unapportioned Water Bettei 

Paid in Full 
Deferred Apportioned Watei 



1972 
1976 
1980 
1981 
1982 
1979 
1980 
1981 
1982 
1983 

1980 
1981 
1982 
1981 
1982 
1982 

1979 
1980 
1981 
1982 

1982 



15.60 
19.20 
1,509.20 
3,570.17 
436,122.43 
1,030.95 
106,331.50 
130,784.87 
10,179,734.03 
1,000.00 

226.63 
1,084.52 
7,834.87 
58.52 
14,662.39 
5,018.62 

8.47 
1,960.55 
1,495.49 
60,474.03 

1,545.00 

27,358.27 
52,666.30 
826.59 

8,231.67 
1,786.92 
6,356.28 

1,603.13 



441,236.60 



10.418.881.35 



28,885.55 



10,860,117.95 



193,198.25 



AMOUNTS BORROWED 



Short Term Loans : 

Temporary Loans, Antic. Taxes 
Temporary Loans, Antic. Bond Issue 

Long Term Loans : 
Sewer Construction 



2,000,000.00 
1,300,000.00 



1,590,000.00 



3,300,000.00 
1.590,000.00 



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GRANTS AND GIFTS 



Federal Aid : 
Schools : 

Public Law //874 
Public Law #94-482 (Title IV) 
Handicapped Children (Title VI) 
Reading Skills 
Head Start 
Title I 
Peer Training 
Sewer Grants 
State Aid : 

Highway Reconstruction & Maintenance 
Libraries 

Sewer Construction Reimbursement 
State-Project Intercede 
Council on Aging 



School Lunch Program 

State Reimbursements 

Program Receipts 
High School Athletic Association 
Recreation Dedicated Account 
Outside Details Account 
Tax Title Recordings 



Water Guaranteed Deposits 
Water Department : 

Water Rates 

Water Services 

Water Installations 

Industrial Fire Protection Rates 

Industrial Way Pumping Station 

Water Available Surplus 
Veterans Aid Recoveries 
Betterment of Veterans Plot-Wlldwood 

Cemetery, Interest 
Carter Lecture Fund, Reimbursements 
Sale of Cemetery Lots 
Perpetual Care Funds 

Insurance Relmb. Water Treatment Plant 

Appropriation Refunds 

Surplus Revenue (Refunds) 

Premium Sale Bonds 

Accrued Interest Sale Bonds 



Short Term Investments 
Employee Deductions : 

Federal Withholding 

State Withholding 

Retirement System 

Blue Cross/Blue Shield 

Group Insurance 

Washington National Insurance 

Tax Sheltered Annuities 

Credit Union 



13,364.15 
13,578.00 
98,830.00 
10,554.00 
13,844.00 
78,071.00 
2,151.23 230,392.38 
311,400.00 

86,464.00 
8,735.50 
116,921.00 

13,409.85 
2,771.00 



REVOLVING FUNDS 



173,665.72 

272,016.16 445,681.88 
6,176.33 
35,875.76 
111,314.48 
483.17 1,369,625.35 



RESTRICTED ACCOUNTS 

5,964.50 

854,321.36 
10,845.21 
215.38 
14,102.29 
37,357.07 

411.80 917,253.11 

2,218.75 
107.79 

544.43 
10,850.00 
10,775.00 
50,000.00 
79,843.49 
15,584.54 
1,586.61 
16,494.11 1,111,222.33 

AGENCY & TRUST FUNDS 

45,675,801.05 

1,715,366.52 
482,678.73 
500,447.82 
137,745.22 
1,763.83 
5,389.71 
194,004.19 
713,515.50 



106 



Employee Deductions : 
U.S. Savings Bonds 
Union Dues 

Court Ordered Deductions 
Fish & Game Licenses for the Commonwealth 
County Dog Lie, due the County 
Lunch Food Tax, due the State 
Registry Releases, due the State 
Library Memorial Gifts 

Schools, State Reimbursements 
Real Estate Abatements, State 

Veterans 

Elderly 
Loss of Taxes, State 
Lottery Funds, State 
Local Aid Funds, State 
Highway Fund, Chapter 497 
School Building Assistance, State 
Veterans Benefits Reimbursements 
Reading Light in Lieu of Taxes 
Motor Vehicle Excise Collections : 

Prior Years 

Current Years 
Farm Animal Excise Taxes 
Ambulance Account 
Sewer Rates 
Liquor Licenses 
Interest & Costs : 

Short Term Investments 

Tax Collections 

Water Demands 

Tax Titles Interest & Costs 

General Fund Investments 
Municipal Receipts : 

Selectmen 

Tax Collector 

Town Clerk 
Police Department 
Building Inspector : 

Building Permits 

Wire Permits 

Plumbing Permits 

Gas Permits 

Certification Fees 
Sealer of Weights & Measures 
Engineering Department 
Cemetery Department 
Drainlayers Permits 
Fire Department 
Health & Sanitation : 

Board of Health 

Public Health Nurse 

Sale of Dogs 
Miscellaneous 

N.E. Tel. & Tel. Commissions 
Library Receipts 
Conservation Commission 
Insurance & Workmen's Comp. Reimb. 
Court Fines 

Director Standards License 
Rentals 

TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR PERIOD JULY 1, 198 
to JUNE 30. 1982 



5,933.00 
60,265.62 
2,600.00 
9,779.75 
5,325.50 



ESTIMATED RECEIPTS 



146,993.80 
270.924.12 



321,790.24 
54,786.07 
7,662.80 
14,835.39 
53,561.94 

3,897.00 
11,930.50 
13,904.75 



19,721.00 
8,144.50 
1,116.50 
1,480,50 
75.00 



6,763.78 
167.00 
3.448.94 



3,819,710.14 

15,105.25 
527.55 
127.00 
1,823.86 

2,132,381.00 

9,485.15 
45,504.76 
866.83 
72,927.00 
772,358.00 
40,542.00 
125,338.27 
1,250.77 
42,208.39 



417,917.92 
94.73 
16,881.32 
87,173.61 
7,300.00 



452,636.44 



29,732.25 
4,813.50 



30,537.50 
710.00 
739.86 

10,102.00 
200.00 
1,191.50 



10,379.72 
1,203.31 
403.25 
5,509.20 
450.00 
23,555.36 
56,258.15 
24.00 
4,610.00 



3,837,293.80 



4,405.285.79 



$ 72.342.544.52 



107 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
BALANCE SHEET - JUNE 31, 1982 
ASSETS 



Cash 

Warrants Paid in Advance 
Short Term Investments 
Petty Cash Advances 
Taxes Uncollected : 
Prior Levies 



Tax Titles & Possessions ; 
Tax Titles 
Tax Possessions 
Tax Title Recordings 

Assessments Added to Taxes 



Street Assessments 



Water Assessments 



Unapportioned Water Bette 
Unapport ioned Sewer Bette 
Accounts Receivable: 
Water Department 

Rates 

Services 

Installations 

Liens 



1978 

1981 

1982 

1978 

1979 

1980 

1981 

1982 

rments 

rments 



1978 
1980 
1981 
1982 



43.33 
347.39 
1,605.92 
1.79 
13.59 
27.16 
451.04 
2.322.96 



43.50 
52.75 
5,225.01 
36,803.62 



1,568,506.79 
660,685.23 
2,114,023.33 
625.00 



Personal Property 


1977 






20.52 








1978 






24.00 








1980 






554.40 








1981 






796.94 


1, 


,395.86 


Real Estate 


1976 






155.20 








1977 






54.72 








1978 






64.00 








1979 






67.63 








1981 




150, 


,397.16 


150,738.71 


Current Levies 














Personal Property 


1982 




3, 


,947.97 






Real Estate 


1982 




230, 


,439.98 


234, 


,387.95 


Personal Property in 


Litigation Levy, 


1969 








462.00 


Tax Deferral Real Est 


ate Levy 


1981 






5, 


,283.38 


Motor Vehicle Excise 


Taxe s : 












Prior Levies 
















1973 




1, 


,498.09 








1974 




5, 


,925.15 








1975 




8> 


,025.82 








1976 




9, 


,513.80 








1977 




18, 


,282.62 








1978 




26, 


,241.87 








1979 




37, 


,627.00 








1980 




51, 


,987.31 


159, 


,101.66 


Current Levy 


1981 








23, 


,222.83 


Motor Vehicles 


1982 








78, 


,980.04 



100,758.47 
89,945.01 



4,813.18 
6,150.37 
40,741.53 



93,085.94 
389.95 
221.10 



4.343.840.35 



653,572.43 



190,703.48 
45.77 



51,705. 



42,124. 



108 



Industrial Way Pumping Station 
Commercial & Industrial Fire Protection 
Sewer Rates 

Sewer Liens 1982 
State & County Aid to Highways 
County Aid to Highways 
Ambulance Services 
Unprovided for Accounts : 
Overlay Deficits: 

Levy 1980 
1981 
1982 

Temporary Loans/Anticipation of 
State & County Aid to Highways 
Paid in Advance of Reimbursement 

Underestimates : 

State & County Assessments: 
State Recreation 1982 
MBTA 1982 

Court Ordered Deductions 

Agency Accounts: 
Federal Tax 
State Tax 

Loans Authorized 

Outside Details 

Credit Union 

Revenue 

TOTAL ASSETS 



12,767.00 
768.00 
15,149.47 
9,229.19 
202,899.96 
13,471.40 

36,432.98 426,539.87 



4,365.11 
7,239.51 
57.941.24 69,545.86 



4,427.92 73,973.78 



7,618.24 
3,470.34 
75.00 

4.57 
107.15 
2,875,000.00 
65.00 
40.00 
15,422,015.00 
24,048,776.06 



LIABILITIES & RESERVES 



Warrants Payable 
Real Estate 1980 
Estimated Sewer Betterments 

Paid in Advance 
Water Guaranteed Deposits 
Registry Releases 
State & County Assessments: 

County Tax 



1981 
1982 
1982 



M.D.C. Sewer 
Metropolitan Air 

Pollution Control 1982 
Ipswich River Watershed 
i' District 1982 
Sale of Town-owned Land 
Sale of Real Estate 
{Accrued Interest Sale of Bonds 
Temporary Loans Anticipation Bond 
; Issues Agency Accounts: 

Retirement System Deductions 
! Group Insurance Deductions 

Washington National Ins. Ded. 
U.S. Savings Bonds Deductions 
Blue Cross/Blue Shield 
Tax Sheltered Annuities 
Union Dues 
County Dog Licenses 
State Food Tax 



11,409.22 
24,760.55 
1,405.61 

59.14 



113,279.72 
397.91 
688.28 
382.75 
24,657.06 
46,926.40 
4,212.56 
3,360,31 
56.01 



344,976.60 
306.35 

352.50 
1,530.00 
5.00 



37,673.02 
14,890.00 
2,800.00 
20,450.44 



193,961.00 



109 



Tailings 

Revolving Accounts: 

Recreation Dedicated Accounts 
School Lunch 

High School Athletic Account 
Headstart 1981 
1980 

P.L. 87A NDEA 

Title II Library Learning Resources 
Title I Reading Skills 
Project Intercede 

P.L. 94-A82 Micro Computers in Business Department 

Title VI 

Peer Training 
Memorial Gift for Arnold Lannl, Jr. 
Ralph Babcock Memorial 
Library Memorial Account 
Highway & Transit Dev. Assistance 
Sale of Cemetery Lots 
Betterment of Veterans Plot 
Revenue Reserved Until Collected: 

Motor Vehicle Excise 

Special Assessments 

Tax Title & Possessions 

Departmental 

Water 

Sewer 

State & County Aid to Highways 
Reserve for Petty Cash Advances 
Special Tax Revenue 
Capital Projects 

Special Revenue Accounts Reserved for Expenditure 1983 

Prior Years Encumberances 

Loans Authorized & Unissued 

Appropriation Control 1983 

Water Available Surplus 

Surplus Revenue 

TOTAL LIABILITIES & RESERVES 



238.97 
35,026.90 
3,148.67 
13,844.00 
19.34 
16,807.78 
11,343.00 
7,204.23 
3,020.82 
2,659.14 
6,493.93 
895.78 



261,304.53 
51,705.08 
190,703.48 
36,432.98 
149,356.87 
24,378.66 
216,371.36 
625.00 
462.00 



100,702.56 
5.85 
33.86 
75.69 
86,464.00 
10,850.80 
2,393.62 



931,339.96 
873,819.25 
14,804.11 
1,018,300.58 
2,875,000.00 
16,394,158.00 
487,302.35 
627,970.52 
24,048.776.06 



Balance on Hand July 1, 1981 
Received 7/1/80 through 6/30/82 
Expended 7/1/81 through 6/30/82 
Balance on Hand June 30, 1982 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON 
DETAIL OF REVENUE SHARING 
JULY 1, 1981 to JUNE 30, 1982 



Federal Grants 



$560,169.00 



Interest Received 
On Investments 



t 23,608.12 



Expended 



$552,000.00 



Balance on Hand 



$ 72,332.30 



(Investment) $103,000.00 
(Cash in Bank) 1,109.42 
$104,109.42 



Expenditures 



Police Salaries 
Fire Salaries 



$2 76,000,00 
276,000.00 



$552,000.00 



DISBURSEMENTS FROM GENERAL ACCOUNTS 
ANALYSIS OF EXPENDITURES OTHER THAN THAT RAISED FROM 
APPROPRIATION FOR THE PERIOD 7/1/80-6/30/81 



Refunds : 

Personal Property Taxes 

Real Estate Taxes 

Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 

Estimated Receipts 

Ambulance Account 

Surplus Revenue 
Water Department : 

Rates 

Liens 

Water Guaranteed Deposits 
Sewer Rates 
Registry Releases 
Tax Title Recordings 
Sale of Bonds 
Temporary Loans : 

Anticipation of Taxes 

Anticipation of Bond Issue 
Assessments - State & County : 

County Tax 

County Retirement 

State Audit 

State Recreation 

M.D.C. Sewer 

Motor Vehicle Excise Bills 
Air Pollution Control 
State Area Planning Council 
M.B.T.A. 

Ipswich River Watershed 
Outside Details : 
Police 
Fire 

Ceme tery 

Public Buildings 

School 
Employee Deductions : 

Withholding Taxes, Federal 

Withholding Taxes, State 

Retirement 

Group Insurance 

Washington National Insurance 

U.S. Savings Bonds 

Blue Cross /Blue Shield 

Tax Sheltered Annuities 

Credit Union 
Court Ordered Deductions 
Union Dues : 

Town Employees 

Police 

Fire 

Public Buildings 
Teachers 



$ 7,021.26 
5,589.19 
4,013.31 
929.73 
216.80 
1,518.03 

1,444.14 
767.45 
671.97 



2,000,000.00 
1,300,000.00 

343,788.30 
468,005.00 
1,122.56 
99,296.08 
127,590.84 
2,536.65 
2,702.26 
2,754.34 
270,570.34 
6.41 

83,462.75 
406.25 
1,398.88 

25,763.05 
445.00 

1,715,371.09 
482, 785.88 
499,733.93 
1,899.14 
5,813.75 
6,053.94 
121,102.49 
183,338.05 
713,555.50 



3,304.00 
3,982.20 
2,688.50 
315.00 
45,787.46 



$ 19,288.32 



2,883.56 
234.86 
136.00 
507.44 

1,586.61 



3.300,000.00 



1,318,372.78 



111,475.93 



3,729,653.77 
2,600.00 



56,077.16 



111 



Agency Accounts: 

County Dog Licenses 
Fish & Came T,i censes 
Lunch Food Tax 

Recreation Dedicated Accounts 

School Lunch Program 

High School Athletic Association 

Lihrary Memorial Cifts 

Carter Lecture Fund 

Cemetery Trust Funds 

Council on Aging State Grant 
Federal Grants and Aid - School : 

Public Law //864/874 

Chapter T Reading Skills 

Handicapped Children, Chapter IV 

Chapter IT - //9A-A82 

Chapter IV 

Mi cro-Computers 

Head Start 

Project Intercede 

Peer Training 
Short Term Investments 

TOTAL FXPENDITUPES FROM GFNERAL ACCOUNTS 



4,794.35 
10,235.25 
528.20 
38,471,47 
423,138.63 
10,937.36 
2,046.15 
544.43 
12,135.00 
2,771.00 

165,000.00 
83,959.05 
98,203.19 
1,953.97 
9,796.35 
9,906.97 
19,499.00 
20,952.50 
80.00 



505,601.84 



409,351.03 
44,759,824.38 

^54.217.593.68 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON 
ANALYSIS OF FEDERAL NEIGHBORHOOD REHABILITATION PROGRAM 
July 1, 1981 to June 30, 1982 



FEDERAL BUDGET FOP PROGRAM //B-80-DS-25-0052 



$245,000,00 



Balance 7/1/82 



$1,186.00 



Letters of Credit from Old Colony 

Bank & Trust Co. of Middlesex County 



Federal Grants 



$75,000.00 



Expenditures 
$76,186,00 



Balance on Hand 
6/30/82 



Salaries & Wages $ 9,182.53 

Fringe Benefits 60.56 

Misc. Contractual Services 930.93 

Office Expenses 92.53 

Grant Audit 2,680,19 

Training & Conference . 92,76 

Contractor's & Homeowners 63,146,50 
$76,186.00 



112 



ANALYSIS OF THE MATURING DEBT 







Balances Added 


Pa id -Off 


Balance s 






7/1/81 1981/82 


1981/82 


6/30/82 


Wilmington Memorial Library 




160,000 


25,000 


135,000 


G/L 44, Sec. 10, $485,000 








Land Acq. Town Forest (1975) 




75,000 


15,000 


60,000 


G/L 44, Sec. 10, $169,000 










Sewer Main Bonds (1971) 




125,000 


15,000 


110,000 


G/L 44, Sec. 10 $275,000 










Sewer Main Bonds (1973) 




140,000 


15,000 


125,000 


G/L 44, Sec. 10, $264,000 










Sewerage System & Treatment Facility 




1,565,000 


100,000 


1,465,000 


G/L 44, Sec. 7, $1,865,000 










Urban Renewal Bonds 




20,000 


20,000 





G/L 212b, Sec. 20, $200,000 










Street Construction Bonds (1979) 




76,000 


19,000 


57,000 


G/L 44, Sec. 10, $95,550 










Property Revaluation Bonds (1981) 




185,000 


95,000 


90,000 


G/L 44, Sec. 10, $185,000 










Sewer Main Bonds (1982) 




2,890,000 




2,890,000 


G/L 44, Sec. 10, $2,890,000 














2,346,000 2,890,000 


304,000 


4,932,000 


OUTSIDE THE DEBT LIMIT 










Woburn Street School 




82,000 


30,000 


52,000 


Acts 645/48, $597,000 










Woburn Street School Addition 




180,000 


30,000 


150,000 


Acts 645/48, $660,000 










West Intermediate School 




275,000 


70,000 


205,000 


Acts 645/48, $1,445,000 










Shawsheen Avenue School 




330,000 


110,000 


220,000 


Acts 645/48, $1,674,720 










Shawsheen Ave. School (2nd Issue) 




20,000 


5,000 


15,000 


Acts 645/48, $100,000 










Salem Street Well Field & Mains 




80,000 


20,000 


60,000 


Chp. 44, Sec. 8, $320,000 










Improvements to System, N.E. Sector 


Town 


290,000 


35 , 000 


255 , 000 


Chp. 44, Sec. 8, $500,000 










Water Treatment Plant (1979/80) 




2,575,000 


160,000 


2,415,000 


Chp. 44, Sec. 8, $2,735,000 














3,832,000 


460,000 


3,372,000 






6.178.000 2.890.000 


764.000 


8.304.000 




LOANS AUTHORIZED AND UNISSUED 






Sewer Mains, Article #12, Town Meeting 6/23/75 






$2, 245,000 


Water Treatment Plant, Article #1, Special Town 


Meeting 9/24/79 




600,000 


Water Treatment Plant, Article #12, 


Town Meeting 


; 3/11/78 




15,000 


Property Revaluation Bonds, Article 


#4, Town Meeting 12/8/80 




] 5,000 



$2,875,000 



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FIRE ALARM SIGNALS 



3t Boutwell School 
33 Buuell School 
35 Center School 

37 Glen Rd. School 

38 High School 

41 Mildred Rogers School 

42 North Intermediate 

School 

43 West School 

44 Swain School 

46 Walker School 

47 West Intermediate School 

48 West School 

49 Shawsheen School 
51 Whitef ield School 

53 Wildwood School 

54 Woburn Street School 

121 Main & Church Sts 

122 Main & Middlesex Ave. 

1222 Carr Fastener 

1223 Wilmington Builders 

123 Main & Clark Sts. 

124 Washington Ave. 

125 Wilmington Plaza 

126 Main St. 4 Bridge Lane 

127 Brand Ave. & Wiser St 

128 Baker St. & Taplin Ave. 

129 Phillips Ave. & Wiser St. 

131 Hobson Ave. & Miles St. 

132 Main St. & 

Massachusetts Ave 

133 Massachusetts Ave. & 

River St. 

134 Main & Harnden Sts. 

135 St. Dorothy's Church 

136 Veranda Ave. 

137 Main St & Grove Ave. 
13eGrove& Wild Aves. 

139 Grove Ave. & BurnapSt. 

141 Grove Ave. & Lake St. 

142 Main St. & Glen Rd. 

143 Main & Lake Sts. 

144 Lake St. & Warren Rd. 
146 Main & Davis Sts. 
147Fair1ield Ave. 
148MarjorieRd. 

149 Main St at Tewksbury 
Line 

211 Burlington & Floradale 

Aves. 

21 1 1 Diamond Crystal Salt 

Company 

21 12 Sv^eethean Plastic Corp. 

212 Burlington Ave. & 

Harris St. 

213 Cedar St. & Bun Rd. 

214 Deming Way (Old Age 

Housing) 

215 Burlington Ave. & 

Chestnut St 

216 Chestnut St. & 

Butters Row 

217 Chestnut St. & MillRd. 

218 Chestnut St. & 

Hillside Way 

219 Hillside Way at 

Burlington Line 

221 Chestnut St. near 

Golf Club 

222 Chestnut St. at Woburn 

Line 

223 Marlon & Day Sts. 

224 Marions Clifton Sts. 

225 Marion St. to 

Chestnut St. 

226 Robens Road 

227 Burlington Ave. & 

Boutwell St. 

228 Boutwell St. & Taft Rd. 

229 Taft & Swain Rds. 

231 Roosevelt Rd. 

232 Burlington Ave. & 

Dell Drive 

233 Burlington Ave. & 

Swain Rd. 

234 Beech St. 

235 Burlington Ave. & 

Forest St. 



236 Burlington Ave. at 

Burlington Line 

237 Forest St & Congress St. 

238 Forest St & 

Randolph Rd. 

239 Forest St & 

Cochrane Rd. 

241 Elwood Rd. 

242 Forest St. & 

Edwards Rd. 

251 Shawsheen Ave. & 

Canal St. 

252 Canal St. & Burl Rd. 

253 Grand St 

254 Nassau Ave. S> 

Dunton Rd 

255 Shawsheen Ave & 

Carter Lane 

256 Carter Lane 

Norfolk St. 

257 Amherst Rd 

258 Auburn Ave. 

259 Ferguson Rd 

261 Shawsheen Ave & 

Aldrich Rd 

262 Aldrich Rd. & 

Hirdin St. 

263 Aldrich Rd. & 

Kendall St 

264 Aldrich Rd & 

Boutwell St. 

265 Aldrich Rd & Forest St 

266 Winston Ave 

267 Aldrich Rd. at 

Billerica Line 

268 Shawsheen Ave near 

Cranberry Bog 

269 Wilton Drive 

271 Shawsheen Ave. ^ 
Bond St. 

273 Shawsheen Ave. & 

Hopkins St. 

274 Hopkins & Columbia 

Streets 

275 Hopkins & Dorchester 

Streets 

276 Hopkins St at 

Billerica Line 

277 Shawsheen Ave & 

Nichols St. 

278 Nichols St. & 

Fairmeadow Rd. 

279 Fairmeadow & 

Jere Rds. 

281 Nichols St. at 

Billerica Line 

282 Shawsheen Ave. at 

Billerica Line 

311 Main St. 4 Dublin Ave. 

312 Main& Lowell Sts 
3121 Hayden Mica Co. 

313 Main St. & Butters Row 

314 Main St. at Town Park 
3142 Brewsters 

315 Main & EamesSts 

316 Eames St 

3132 Polyvinyl Chemical 

3161 J W Greer Co 

3162 National Polychemical 

Co.. Inc. 

3163 Dragon Cement Co. 

3164 JBF Scientific, Jewell 

Drive 

3165 Harwich Chemical, 
Jewell Drive 

3166 Altron, Industrial & 

Progress Way 

317 Cook Ave. 

3171 Raffi & Swanson 

318 Main St. at Woburn Line 

321 Lowell* Parker Sts. 
3211 Parker* Laurel Sts. 

322 Parker & Blackstone Sts. 
3223 Allen Park Drive 

3222 Allen Park & Sheldon Sts. 

323 Lowell 4 Cross Sts. 

324 Lowell 4 Bay Sts 



3241 Avco Corp. 

325 Lowell 4 Woburn Sts. 

326 Woburn 4 Elm Sts 
3261 Stepan Chemical 

327 Woburn St. 4 

Brentwood Ave. 

328 Woburn St . 4 

Morse Ave. 

329 Woburn 4 Eames Sts. 

3291 Terrell Corp. 

3292 Jeffrey Chemical 

3293 NAPA 
3294Ritter Trucking 
3295 Analog Devices 

331 Woburn St 4 

Industrial Way 

3313 Commodity Warehouse 

3314 Market Forge 

3315 Smithcraft 

3316 Crusader Paper Co. 
3318 Compugraphic 

332 Strout Ave 

333 Lowell St. 4 

Woodland Rd 

334 Lowell 4 West Sts 

335 West St 4 Westdale 

Avenue 
336AyotteSt 4 Crest 
Avenue 

337 Nickerson Ave 

338 West St. 4 

Suncrest Ave. 

339 Suncrest Ave. 4 

Meadow Lane 

341 West St 4 Industrial Way 
341 1 Compugraphic, 

90 Industrial Way 
3412Compugraphics 
3413 Scully Signal 
341 5 Compugraphic 
3417 ADS 

342 Lowell St , Rte 93 

and Reading Line 
3423 Avco, Progress Way 

411 Church St., Fire Station 

412 Church 4 Columbia Sts. 

413 Church 4 Beacon Sts. 

414 Beacon St 4 

Belmont Ave. 

415 State St 4 

Fairview Ave 

416 Church 4 Clark Sts 

417 Methodist Church 

418 Church St. 4 

Thurston Ave. 

419 Church 4 Adams Sts. 

421 Chandler 4 Kel ley Rds. 

422 Adams St Ext. 

423 Church SI 4 

Middlesex Ave 
4231 New Library 
4232 Baptist Church 

424 Middlesex Ave 4 

Adelaide St. 

425 Middlesex Ave. 4 

Clark St. 

426 Clark St 4 

Railroad Ave. 

427 Middlesex Ave. 4 

Adams St. 

428 St. Thomas' Church 
4281 VillanovaHall 

429 Middlesex Ave. 4 

School St 

431 School St 4 Drury Lane 

432 Drury Lane 4 Loumac Rd. 

433 Powderhouse Circle 

434 Middlesex Ave. 4 

Wildwood St 

435 Wildwood St. near 

Cemetery 

436 Wildwood St. near 

Vets Housing 

437 Wildwood 4 Woburn 

Streets 

438 Wing Rd. 

511 Middlesex Ave. 4 
Glen Rd. 



512 Glendale Circle 

513 Glen Rd. 4 

Lawrence St 

514 Lawrence St. 4 

Lawrence Ct. 

515 Lawrence 'St 4 

Hamlin Lane 

516 Glen Rd. at 

R.R. Crossing 

517 Glen Rd. 4 Fay St. 

518 Glen Rd. 4 King St. 

519 King St 4 Garden 

Ave. 

521 King4 KilbySts. 

522 King 4 Broad Sts. 

523 Glen Rd 4 Cypress St. 

524 Glen Rd 4 Brattle St. 

525 Glen Rd 4 Harnden St. 

526 Glen 4 Miller Rds. 

527 Faulkner 4 Beeching 

Aves. 

528 Faulkner 4 Allston 

Aves 

529 Jones Ave. 

531 Town Hall 

532 Congregational Church 

533 Middlesex Ave. 4 

Federal St. 

534 Federal 4 Concord Streets 

535 Federal 4 Grant Sts. 

536 Federal 4 Wilson Sts 

537 Federal 4 Lincoln Sts. 

538 Federal 4 Pershing Sts 

539 Federal 4 Library Sts 

541 Federal 4 Woburn Sts 

542 Woburn 4 West Sts 

543 West 4 Kilmarnock Sts 

545 Woburn St at 

R.R. Crossing 

546 Concord 4 Woburn Sts. 
5461 Dymo Graphics Systems 

547 Concord St at Rte. 93 

5471 Compugraphics, Concord 

St 

5472 Dynamics Research 

5474 General Electric 

5475 Volkswagen 

5476 Prudential. Fordham Rd 

5477 Dupont. Fordham Road 

5478 Machinist for 

Electronics 

5479 Barbo 

548 Concord St at North 

Reading Line 

549 Woburn St. at 281 

551 Middlesex 4 Mystic 

Aves. 

5511 Dymo Graphics Systems 

5512 Photon, Inc 

5513 D F. Munroe Paper Co 

5514 Waltham Door 4 

Window Co 

552 Middlesex Ave. 4 Shady 

Lane Drive 
5521 Mytron Inc 

553 Shady Lane Drive 4 

Oakdale Rd 

554 Shady Lane Drive 4 

Birchwood Rd. 

555 Shady Lane Drive 4 

Sprucewood Rd 

556 Pinewood 4 Oakdale 

Roads 

557 Birchwood 4 Judith Rds. 

558 Shady Lane Drive 4 

Lawrence St 

611 No Wilmington 

Shopping Center 

612 Middlesex Ave. 4 

North St 

613 North St. 4 

Pineridge Rd 

614 North St 4 Marcia Rd 

615 Middlesex Ave 4 

High St. 

616 Linda 4 Carolyn Rds. 

617 High 4 Woburn Sts. 

618 Woburn 4 Park Sts. 



619 Park St.4Gowing Rd 

621 Gowing 4 Marcus Rds 

622 Park St at No. Reading 

Line 

623 Middlesex Ave. 4 

Salem St 

624 Arlene 4 Catherine 

Aves. 

625 Barbara 4 Dorothy 

Aves. 

626 Salem St. at 

R.R. Crossing 

627 Salem 4 Cunningham 

Streets 

628 Salem St 4 

McDonald Rd. 

629 McDonald Rd. to End 

631 Royal St 

632 Salem St at Tewksbury 

Line 

633 Salem 4 Ballardvale 

Streets 

634 Ballardvale St at 

Rte 125 
6341 Compugraptiic, Ballardvale SI 

635 Ballardvale St. at 

No 211 

6351 Charles River Breeding 

6352 Georgia Pacific 

636 Ballardvale St. at 

No 326 

637 Ballardvale St. at Andover 

Line 

638 Salem St at Rte 93 

639 Salem 4 Woburn Sts. 

641 Woburn St 4 

Hathaway Rd 

642 Hawthorne Rd 

643 Hathaway 4 

Pilling Rd. 

644 Hathaway 4 Gunderson 

Roads 

645 Salem St 4 Thrush Rd 

646 Thrush Rd. 4 

M^rie Drive 

647 Salem St at North 

Reading Line 
6451 Wilmington Regional 
Health Center 

6471 Cronin's Pit 

6472 Benevento's Pit 

648 Woburn 4 Andover 

Streets 

6481 Pumping Station 

(Water Dept ) 

6482 Ainsworth Road 

6483 Highway Dept. 

649 Andover St 4 Rte. 125 

651 Andover St at No 319 

652 Andover St at Andover 

Line 

SPECIAL SIGNALS 

1 Test 

2 All out (test 9a.m. 4 

9p.m.) 

3 Special Call 

4 Brush Fire 

5 Police Call 
666 Civil Defense 

7 Boy Scouts 

22 No School (6 30 a m , 
7:00 a m ) 

2 Followed by 3 rounds of 

box - second alarm 

3 Followed by 3 rounds of 

tx>x - general alarm 
MUTUAL AID 
(two rounds or>ly) 

8 Out of Town 

81 To Andover 

82 To Billerica 

83 To Burlington 

84 To Lowell 

85 To No. Reading 

86 To Reading 

87 To Tewksbury 

88 To Woburn 



FIRE - AMBULANCE 

EMERGENCY: 658-3200 

658-3346 
TOWN HALL ANNEX 

657-7511 



POLICE 
EMERGENCY: 658-3331 

658-5071 
658-5072 
935-5966 



TOWN HALL 
658-331 1 
935-5596 



3173 Thermo-Eleclron Co. Eames Street 

3244 Avco 126 Lowell Street 

3296 Analog Devices 804 Woburn Street 

S478 Dynamics Research Corp. 350 Fordham Road 

63S3 Distal Equipment Corp. 230 Ballardvale Street 



"The native of New England is attached to his 
town because it is independent and free. This 
cooperation in its affairs assures his attachment 
to his interests. He takes part of every occur- 
rence in the place. He practices the art of 
government in a small sphere within his reach. 
He accustoms himself to those forms without 
which liberty can only advance by revolution. 
He imbibes in their spirit. He acquires a 
taste for order, comprehends the balance of 
power and collects clear practical notions on 
the nature of his duties and the extents of his 
rights. " 

Alexis DeTocqueville 
"Democracy in America" 
1832 



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